Will Jennings, his wife and little girl are a happy American family, living in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He targets his victims very carefully and takes great pains to make sure no one is ever hurt. He has yet to kill. All his victims have come up with the money and the authorities have never been involved. His perfect record is down to two things: One, he always stays with the parents or person with the money. Two, he never asks for more than they can afford. But when he tries to rip Will's family apart, he gets a lot more than he bargained for...All in one fateful day.
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This explosive suspense thriller gets off to a blistering start: the kidnapping of a little boy--in eight breathless pages--that culminates with the child's safe return and the disappearance of the successful kidnappers. That sets the stage for the book's centerpiece, the abduction of little Abby Jennings, daughter of Will, a successful physician, and Karen, a slightly dissatisfied suburban woman who's wondering where the passion in her marriage went. The criminals' modus operandi is established early on. They target the progeny of Mississippi doctors, demand a reasonable (to an affluent M.D.) ransom, release the child after it's paid, and promise the victim parents that if they ever breathe a word of the incident to anyone, their kids will be taken again and killed. The kidnappings are carefully set up, targeted to take place when one parent is out of town at a medical meeting or convention, thus ensuring the cooperation of the other. And the victim is held by a sweet, slightly retarded but humongous and powerful man whose loyalty to his cousin, the mastermind, is unquestioned.
24 Hours is a version of the locked room school of kidnap mysteries and a very good one indeed, especially when Will turns the tables on the kidnapper and takes control of the situation. Abby's diabetic condition (she needs lifesaving injections on a regular basis) notches the suspense up one last turn. It's a well worked-out plot, the pacing is terrific, and the characters likable and attractive. Iles is a master storyteller, and this one has big screen written all over it--with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as the Jennings, if we're lucky. --Jane AdamsAbout the Author:
Greg Iles is the internationally bestselling author of three earlier highly acclaimed thrillers, Spandau Phoenix, Black Cross, and Mortal Fear. He lives with his family in Mississippi, USA.
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Buchbeschreibung Coronet Books, 07.06.2001., 2001. Auflage: Reprint. 448 Seiten Cover kann abweichen Auflage:2000 2296,1 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 113 17,0 x 10,4 x 3,3 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 154776
Buchbeschreibung Coronet Books, 07.06.2001., 2001. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: Reprint. 448 Seiten gleiche ISBN anderes Cover, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 202704 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 245 17,6 x 11,0 x 3,2 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 139279