24 Hours

24 Hours

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Baker & Taylor
When a psychopathic con man kidnaps Will and Karen Jennings' five-year-old daughter, the couple decide to fight back to save their daughter.

Blackwell North Amer
24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect night. About to be trapped in the perfect crime.
Will and Karen Jennings are a successful young couple with every reason to celebrate. From modest beginnings they have built the life of their dreams. Will has a thriving medical practice, and stands at the threshold of a great fortune. Karen has designed a magnificent house to shelter them and the five-year-old daughter they love beyond measure. But they are about to be tested in a way they could never imagine.
They have been targeted by John Hickey, a genius who has found the key to one of the oldest crimes in the world - kidnapping. Hickey has turned the crime inside out, creating an unbreakable knot of technology and terror that no one can unravel. In twenty-four hours of hellish precision, he squeezes a family's pressure points, extracts the ransom, and vanishes into thin air, leaving the hostage alive but the family too shattered even to call the police. Five times he has executed his plan, and not once has he been caught. He is unstoppable. Untouchable.
But this time Hickey wants more than money. This time he is driven by the pain of his own family tragedy, one he lays at the door of Will and Karen Jennings. He means to avenge it in his own terrible way and disappear forever. He has reckoned every factor but one: Will, Karen, and Abby share a love that only the closest families know, and from that love grows a formidable strength.
Though miles apart, the brilliant physician, the protective mother, and the resourceful child struggle against the clock to thwart the madman who threatens their family, and to reunite at last.

Baker
& Taylor

When a psychopathic con man kidnaps Will and Karen Jennings's five-year-old daughter, the couple decide to fight back to save their daughter. 80,000 first printing. Lit Guild Feat Alt.

Publisher: New York : Putnam, 2000.
ISBN: 9780399146244
0399146245
9780451203595
0451203593
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Twenty four hours

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rahmmie
Apr 26, 2014

It wasn't a bad book but I felt like the author couldn't keep the momentum in the plot going until the end and it just sort of fizzled

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daphray
Mar 29, 2012

It will keep you wanting to read but the ending was a bit much.
Still good but not quite as good as his others.

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