I discovered this author over ten years ago and have read everything that this man writes. He's that good. Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite novels with you.
If you want a REALLY good, can't put down, awesomely exciting, suspense-filled thriller, read 24 Hours. I literally read this entire book in one day. I could NOT put it down.
Here is an Amazon review to give you an idea of what this book is all about. Click here to learn more or purchase the book on Amazon.
This explosive suspense thriller gets off to a blistering start: the kidnapping of a little boy--in eight breathless pages--that culminates with the child's safe return and the disappearance of the successful kidnappers. That sets the stage for the book's centerpiece, the abduction of little Abby Jennings, daughter of Will, a successful physician, and Karen, a slightly dissatisfied suburban woman who's wondering where the passion in her marriage went. The criminals' modus operandi is established early on. They target the progeny of Mississippi doctors, demand a reasonable (to an affluent M.D.) ransom, release the child after it's paid, and promise the victim parents that if they ever breathe a word of the incident to anyone, their kids will be taken again and killed. The kidnappings are carefully set up, targeted to take place when one parent is out of town at a medical meeting or convention, thus ensuring the cooperation of the other. And the victim is held by a sweet, slightly retarded but humongous and powerful man whose loyalty to his cousin, the mastermind, is unquestioned.
24 Hours is a version of the locked room school of kidnap mysteries and a very good one indeed, especially when Will turns the tables on the kidnapper and takes control of the situation. Abby's diabetic condition (she needs lifesaving injections on a regular basis) notches the suspense up one last turn. It's a well worked-out plot, the pacing is terrific, and the characters likable and attractive.
If you like "character series" fiction mystery thrillers, then Greg Iles' Penn Cage series is very good....one of my favorites. Here are two of my favorite "Penn Cage" books. You can learn about them here and here.
Thank you, Tina, for reminding me how much I love these books. I think I'll pull them out of storage to read again :)