Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Read more...
Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Returned after a harrowing nine months with his captors, Thea's brother has never been the same.
This life-shattering experience drove Thea to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker. Most hostage-recovery work is done at the negotiation table, but when diplomacy fails, Thea leads Quantum Security International's black-ops team on highly sensitive rescue missions to political hot spots around the globe.
Her childhood nightmare resurfaces when her oil magnate father, Christos Paris, is snatched from his yacht off Santorini on his sixtieth birthday, days away from the biggest deal of his career. The brutal kidnappers left the entire crew slaughtered in their wake, but strangely, there are no ransom demands, no political appeals, no prisoner release requests-just obscure and foreboding texts written in Latin sent from burner phones.
Knowing the survival window for kidnap victims is small, Thea throws herself into the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life-but will she be able to prevent this kidnapping from destroying her family for good?
- ISBN-13: 9781681443102
- ISBN-10: 1681443104
- Publisher: Quercus Books
- Publish Date: February 2017
- Page Count: 400
Series: Thea Paris Novel
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Kidnap and rescue expert Thea Paris, the heroine of Howes promising debut, has suffered from survivors guilt ever since her brother, Nikos, was kidnapped 20 years earlier at age 12despite Nikos safe return. In the present day, the stakes get personal again when Theas wealthy father, Christos, is kidnapped on his 60th birthday from his yacht, which was moored at the Greek island of Santorini. A powerful oil baron about to make the deal of a lifetime, Christos has certainly made his share of enemies. Thea expects a ransom demand, but instead a series of foreboding messages in Latin come to her fathers phone. With no way to know whether her father is still alive, or whos behind the kidnapping, Thea must fight the clock, her own secrets, and those of her closest family members in order to find the truth. Howe, the executive director of ITWs annual Thrillerfest, provides nonstop action, believable characters, and a well-researched look at the world of international kidnapping. Agent: Victoria Sanders, Victoria Sanders & Associates. (Feb.)