Greg Iles 24 Hours

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24 Hours

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‘A superbly crafted and clever book’ (The Times) from Greg Iles, the New York Times No.1 bestseller. The perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime.

In 24 hours, one family will learn the meaning of fear...

Twenty-four hours is all it takes for John Hickey to pull off the perfect crime. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again, and no one can stop him. But this time, he’s picked the wrong family to terrorize.

Will and Karen Jennings have it all. Together, they’ve built the life of their dreams and they share it with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Abby. They will do anything to keep her safe, including confronting a terrifying psychopath.

They refuse to become victims. They refuse to let Hickey tear another family apart. And they’re going to fight back even if it kills them...

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‘A superbly crafted and clever book’ (The Times) from Greg Iles, the New York Times No.1 bestseller. The perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime.

Will and Karen Jennings have it all. From modest beginnings they have built the life of their dreams and they share it with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Abby.

But now, they have been targeted by John Hickey, the genius who has found the key to perfecting one of the oldest crimes in the world. Kidnapping. Five times he has executed his plan, and not once has he been caught.

This time, however, Hickey wants more than money. This time he is driven by the pain of his own family tragedy, a tragedy that he lays at the door of Will Jennings. Will, Karen and Abby face an unimaginable ordeal – and a terrifying race against the clock.

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Greg Iles's explosive suspense thriller 24 Hours 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 centrepiece, 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 MD) ransom, release the child after the money's been paid and promise the victim's parents that if they ever breathe a word of the incident to anyone, their child 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 likeable 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 Adams

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