"One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." –Tess Gerritsen
"Gilstrap pushes every thriller button." –San Francisco Chronicle
The hostages are young: a bus full of teenagers on a church mission. The ransom demands are explicit: deliver three million dollars--with zero involvement from law enforcement--or all captives will be executed. But rescue specialist Jonathan Grave doesn't believe in ultimatums. For him and his elite team at Security Solutions, it's all about protecting the innocent. Now Grave must face the chilling possibility that someone within the U.S. government has a deadly secret to protect--one that could jeopardize national security like never before. . .
Praise for John Gilstrap's Thrillers
"SURPRISING AND SATISFYING." --The Denver Post
"A GREAT HERO, A PULSE-POUNDING STORY." --Joseph Finder
"JONATHAN GRAVE IS A HERO FOR OUR TIME. . .AND FOR ALL TIME." –Jeffery Deaver
At the start of Thriller Award finalist Gilstrap's rousing fourth novel featuring hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave (after 2011's Threat Warning), Grave and his partner, Boxers, set out to save four adults and six teens ages 15 to 17, part of a church group that went to Mexico ostensibly to help with earthquake recovery, who have now been held for five days by kidnappers who seized their bus in Ciudad Juarez and are demanding a $3 million ransom. Grave and Boxers succeed in killing five kidnappers who step outside the bus in a jungle ambush, but they can't stop someone inside the bus from shooting dead all but one of the hostages, teen Tristan Wagner. Grave, Boxers, and Tristan flee for their lives, sought by officials in Mexico and denounced by law enforcement in the U.S. Meanwhile, a CIA traitor back home tries to ensure Grave and crew don't survive. Readers will anxiously await the next installment.