Hostage Taker

Hostage Taker

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"In the hushed quiet of early morning Manhattan, in front of the towering brass doors of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, a young woman holds a sign that reads: HELP ME. For one FBI agent, a madman's terrified hostages, and an entire city, a long and harrowing day is about to unfold. The hostage taker's identity is unknown. But he knows who FBI agent Eve Rossi is--and everything about her past. Along with her presence, he demands five witnesses: ordinary people with some hidden connection. Defying her superiors, Eve begins a deadly dance with an adversary whose intentions are surely sinister, whose endgame is anything but certain, and whose cunning keeps him one step ahead at every turn. As Eve manages a taut hostage situation, she relies on the combined skills of her team--a secret unit inspired by France's most notorious criminal and made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Eve is up against a rapidly ticking clock. But the dangerous man calling the shots has a timetable of his own--and a searing question for his targets: What are you guilty of? As shocking revelations surface, so does another crisis nobody could anticipate-one not even Eve and her team may be able to stop"-- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345531407
034553140X
Characteristics: 422 pages ; 25 cm

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Reads_A_Lot
Mar 03, 2017

Came across this crime thriller on the "recently reviewed" page. I found it to be really good. New York's St. Patrick Cathedral at Christmas time was an interesting setting; the hostage situation kept me engaged; and I liked the hostage negotiator, Eve, and her team of ex-cons. Looking forward to reading the sequel.

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Reads_A_Lot
Mar 03, 2017

Came across this crime thriller on the "recently reviewed" page. I found it to be really good. New York's St. Patrick Cathedral at Christmas time was an interesting setting; the hostage situation kept me engaged; and I liked the hostage negotiator, Eve, and her team of ex-cons. Looking forward to reading the sequel.

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mj805
Feb 14, 2017

Unlike the reviewer below, I thought this was an exciting, cliff-hanging type book. I'm reading everything I can find by this author.

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StarGladiator
Aug 22, 2015

I'm sure there are many who will enjoy this book, even though the author's mores, as in social mores, are completely foreign to me, possibly raised on a culture of pure TV and entertainment? The premise is so completely faulty, which only becomes apparent at the end, and collapses the entire premise. Anyone can be turned into a mass murder so very easily? Perhaps among the crowd this author associates with?

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