If you're a security expert, what do you do if your fiancée suddenly goes missing, presumably kidnapped?
If you're Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: You find out who took her and you make them talk. But what if your chief suspect is taken as well? How do you get him back quickly—and alive—so you can find out what really happened to your fiancée?
Set in Marseille, Chris Ewan's Dead Line is a fast-paced stand-alone thriller that pitches the reader into Daniel's world, as he tries desperately to secure the release of Jérôme Moreau from a ruthless gang in order to interrogate him on the whereabouts of his fiancée. When things don't go according to plan, Daniel must use all his skills and instincts to find the answers he's looking for, but will he be in time?
Englishman Daniel Trent, the hero of Ewan's unexceptional second standalone (after 2012's Safe House), specializes in the recovery of kidnapping victims. When Trent's fianc e and business partner, Aim e Paget disappears in France, Trent suspects that his client J r me Moreau is responsible. Trent travels to Marseilles to question Moreau, but while he's tailing his target, armed men in a Land Cruiser force both Trent's Peugeot and Moreau's Mercedes off the road and grab Moreau. After the kidnappers speed off, Trent tells Moreau's "lithe and beautiful" wife, Stephanie, and the suspicious family bodyguard, Alain, both of whom were in the Mercedes, that he was following Moreau to test the adequacy of their security measures. To rescue Aim e, Trent must help secure Moreau's safe release from the thugs who have seized him. Fans of Ewan's Good Thief series may find the arrogant Trent a less sympathetic lead than burglar Charlie Howard.