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Publisher Description

A bus full of children is taken hostage in this “screaming hit” (The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of The Never Game and The Bone Collector.

Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met.
 
Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages—a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1995
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Paleo Schnauzer ,

Slow to get going but a page burner in the end

I’d made up my mind to finish this book for a couple of reasons. First reason being Jeffery Deaver never disappoints. Secondly I paid good money for it and was determined to see it through. I’m glad I did. The plot thickened and accelerated like a snowball hurtling its way down hill to an abrupt and sudden collision with an inevitable end. Four stars for 400 stultifying pages, but also four for an exciting denouement. Recommended.

Rusty 9860 ,

A Maidens Grave

Not his best work. Long drawn out plot.

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