By Robert Wilson
Addictive; terrifying; full-throttle; a thriller you can't look away from . . .
London, January 2014.
In the space of 32 hours, in a well-planned and highly organised operation, six billionaires' children are taken off the streets of London in a series of slickly well-executed kidnaps. The gang demands £25 million per hostage for 'expenses' - not ransom.
And when your child goes missing, you need Charles Boxer: a man with little left to lose who'll stop at nothing to save families suffering what he has.
The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Boxer will do more than police can - but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him. Intelligence agencies are all interested in the kidnaps, because in each case the parents are related to people in power in the various countries involved. Soon the investigation goes beyond the corridors of power and the boardrooms of big corporations - and to far darker corners. Even more worryingly for Boxer, and his ex-wife Mercy, it threatens to lead back to their own lives, too.
But still nobody knows what this mysterious kidnap gang ultimately want - and, if they have a cause, what the hell is it?
Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. Eventually, Rob settled in Portugal, and turned to novels. Since then, he's written many acclaimed crime novels including the CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD-winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON and the Falcón series, recently adapted for television. His first novel featuring Charlie Boxer, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT was shortlisted for CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD. Find out more at www.robert-wilson.eu.
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18 Jun 2015
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Gripping — LITERARY REVIEW
'Wilson is a master at creating suspense, but it's his depiction of the evil that men do that is truly outstanding.' — CATHOLIC HERALD
'Tense, high-concept entertainment masterfully delivered.' — IRISH INDEPENDENT
'Clever, complex and compelling. These hallmarks have shot Wilson's thrillers featuring kidnap negotiator Charlie Boxer onto my 'must read' list.' — PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
'If you enjoy kidnap thrillers, you'll love this one. Not only is it exciting and unpredictable but it must contain more kidnaps per chapter than any book ever written.' — Mat Coward, MORNING STAR
Robert Wilson brings all his talent as a supreme thriller writer to bear in this tightly-plotted, fast paced, addictive page-turner. — BITE THE BOOK
The action is fast, complex and at times very, very unexpected. — CRIME REVIEW