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By Jeffery Deaver

ISBN-10: 0451204298

ISBN-13: 9780451204295

8 weak ladies and their helpless academics are compelled off a faculty bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has an easy plan: one hostage an hour will die until the calls for are met. known as to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's most sensible hostage negotiator. He has a plan. yet so does one of many hostages-a attractive instructor who is prepared to do something to avoid wasting the lives of her scholars. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling online game of cat and mouse starts.

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He pointed toward a dot that was Larned, where a hundred years ago a herd of four million had been sighted. The pilot reported this fact with unmistakable pride. They'd sped over huge farms, one- and two-thousand-acre spreads. July seemed early for harvest but hundreds of red and green-and-yellow combines were shaving the countryside of the wheat crop. Now, standing in the chill wind beneath a dense overcast sky, Potter was struck by the relentless bleakness of this place, which he would have traded in an instant to be back amid the Windy City tenements he'd left not long before.

Good, good. Susan crouched too, stanching a wound on his neck. Frowning, the student looked up at Mrs. Harstrawn. With bloody fingers she signed, "Why bleeding so much? " Mrs. Harstrawn examined it. She too frowned, shaking her head. "There's hole in his neck," the teacher signed in astonishment. " Melanie gasped at this message. The flimsy car of the roller coaster dropped again, leaving Melanie's stomach somewhere else—way, way above her. She stopped walking altogether. Then she saw the purse.

He's got investigative and tactical experience. No negotiating. " To Potter, Budd looked young and callow. You expected to see him ambling over the linoleum in the Sears appliance department to shyly pitch an extended warranty. "Eight years. " The man turned his blue eyes to Potter and walked behind the van. They shook firm hands and made introductions. "Hey, Peter," Budd said. " To Potter he said, "So you're the big gun from Washington, that right? Pleasure to meet you, sir. " Potter smiled. " He pointed to the slaughterhouse.

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