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Dead Line

Chris Ewan

Dead Line by Chris Ewan, from the number one ebook bestselling author of Safe House.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571299577
Date Published
01.08.2013
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Summary

And just as your plan is developing, so you’re evolving, too. You’re changing in ways you never would have thought possible before. But that’s acceptable to you. You’re prepared to do whatever it takes . . . Why? Because you’re the specialist. And that’s how you’re going to succeed.

What do you do if your fiancée goes missing, presumed taken?
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 matters are complicated when Daniel’s chief suspect is kidnapped. How does he get him back quickly – and alive?
Set in Marseilles, Dead Line is a fast-paced 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, Aimée. 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 meet the deadline?

Critic Reviews

This is Ewan's second thriller, following hard on the heels of his excellent debut Safe House, and it shows he is well on the way to becoming a leading member of the new generation of thriller writers ... Told at breakneck pace, with Trent always fighting the deadlines that every hostage negotiator has to grapple with, Ewan reveals a serpentine plot that is complex and yet all too real ... It has pace, intrigue and exceptional characters.

Daily Mail
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A terrific novel, wonderfully sophisticated and assured and skilfully plotted . . . It's one of the few books this year that I stayed up late at night to finish. Ewan has become a master storyteller and I look forward to reading his next book.

Ann Cleeves
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This is a compulsive against-the-clock thriller that cleverly turns the kidnap plot on its head. Great stuff!

Robert Goddard
Critic Reviews

[A]ccomplished ... Film scouts will surely be eyeing it up.

John Dugdale, Sunday Times
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An intense, rapidfire thriller with plenty of twists and turns from a rising star of the genre.

Simon Kernick
Critic Reviews

Dead Lineis a fast-moving story of kidnap and betrayal which seizes your attention quicker than a ransom note, and never lets go.

Martin Edwards
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Chris Ewan is the award-winning author of The Good Thief’s Guide to . . . series of mystery novels, which are in development with 20th Century Fox Television on behalf of showrunner Hart Hanson (Bones). His debut, The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award and is published in thirteen countries, and was followed…

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