“I read this book based on a rave review by a customer. Times are tough, jobs are scarce, and you have student loans to pay off. What do you do? A group of four college friends decide they can make big bucks by going into the kidnapping business. You just have to pick the right marks and do it wisely, asking from moderate sums of money so as not to make the stakes too high, and move from state to state under the radar. For two years it works beautifully until they unknowingly pick a mark with ties to the mob. Things go terribly wrong, and soon they are on the run from mobsters out for revenge and a myriad of police agencies. As they flee cross-country they become involved in increasingly explosive confrontations with their mob pursuers, and are getting closer and closer to being caught by the cops. I was hooked from the first chapter. This debut author does a marvelous job of developing all of his characters, including the bad guys. The chapters alternate between points of view of our kidnappers, police, and hit men. It’s done so well I wasn’t sure who to root for most of the book (sans mobsters.) The plot is clever, the dialogue and pacing flows evenly, and it’s non-stop action that keeps you on the edge of your seat even though you know it can’t have a happy ending. [The author now has] another book using the two main police characters, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere, and Minnesota State Police Detective Kirk Stevens. I most definitely will be reading it.”
—Jan from Jan’s Paperbacks
This is available now as a discounted hardcover or in mass market paperback at Jan’s Paperbacks in Aloha, OR— so affordable, you won’t need ransom money!