Hostage

Hostage

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A robbery goes wrong and leads to an unplanned kidnapping - from the bestselling author of THE WATCHMAN. Jeff Talley left his high-stress job as a frontline negotiator with the LAPD's SWAT unit when he failed to prevent a man from killing his family and then himself. Talley takes the chief-of-police job in a sleepy, affluent suburb, but he is soon plunged back into the high-pressure world he left behind when three young men, fleeing a robbery, burst into a home and take the family hostage. For Talley, the nightmare has barely begun. Because this isn't just any house. It belongs to an accountant who launders money for LA's renegade Mafia family - and they don't want the police involved...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 112 x 178 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752847872
  • 9780752847870
  • 193,891

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Cole & Pike novels. A native of Louisiana, Crais moved to Hollywood in the late 70s where he began a successful career in television, writing scripts for such major series as CAGNEY & LACEY, MIAMI VICE and HILL STREET BLUES. In the mid 80s, following his success with the TV buddy genre, Crais created a series of crime novels based around the characters Cole & Pike. In addition, Crais has also written several bestselling standalone thrillers. In 2014 he became a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. Robert Crais lives in Los Angeles with his wife and family. Find out more at www.robertcrais.com.show more

Review quote

A teenage gang's convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong and when hotly pursued by the police they crash into a house and take the family hostage. A high-tension three way stand-off develops in a gripping thriller certain to win plaudits on the word-of-mouth grapevine.show more

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3 22% (1,302)
2 3% (182)
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