Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series)

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Hostage to Murder, the long-awaited sixth Lindsay Gordon mystery, is a lightning-paced story spliced with crackling action and an intense emotional dimension.Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory's invitation to work alongside her in her booth at the Cafe Virginia is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories - all welcome distractions from Lindsay's problems at home, where her long-term lover Sophie has decided to heed the ticking of her biological clock and get pregnant. But when a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory are invited to trade journalism for detection. The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation. It's a journey that brings a whole new dimension of risk into Lindsay's life. Back in Glasgow, it becomes clear that Lindsay and Rory have stumbled into a bigger, more violent piece of business than either of them could have guessed - and one which will test Lindsay to her absolute limits.

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Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester.

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This slow-starting mystery features Lindsay Gordon, an out-of-work reporter, and her partner, Sophie, in their quest for Sophie to get pregnant, and Rory McLaren, a freelance reporter. Once the listener finally learns of the hostage situation, Rory and Lindsay begin their hunt to unravel the crime. Narrating in a quiet voice, Vari Sylvester sounds emotionally uninvolved as she describes both action scenes and the intimate relationship between Lindsay and Sophie. Sylvester handles the details with professional aplomb while following the two-pronged plot to get Sophie pregnant and find the kidnapped child. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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