Synopses & Reviews
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 FBIs best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostagesa beautiful teacher whos 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.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. He has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year.