All Time Faves: Taken: Novels That Hold You Hostage

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Fear the Worst Fear the Worst
By Barclay, Linwood
2009-08 - Bantam
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A daughter's mysterious disappearance thrusts her father into the world of violence and deception that lurks just below the surface of his nondescript Connecticut suburb. …More

The Righteous Men The Righteous Men
By Bourne, Sam
2006-09 - HarperCollins
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Legend says that in every generation, there are 36 righteous men on whom the fate of humanity depends. One by one, these men are being murdered, and journalist Will Monroe smells a big story. As Will's wife is kidnapped and another innocent life is in danger, he begins to realize he must stop the killings or the future of the world may be at stake. …More

Breaking Point Breaking Point
By Brockmann, Suzanne
2005-07 - Ballantine Books
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Taking romantic suspense to breathtaking new heights, the brilliant author of "Gone Too Far" offers readers another bold, brassy thriller with exhilarating action that continues to its final page. "Suzanne Brockmann always delivers kiss-ass heroes, unforgettable heroines, and nail-biting tales of suspense."--Lisa Gardner. …More

Cathedral Cathedral
By DeMille, Nelson
2012-10 - Grand Central Publishing
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IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist actNthe seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own bloody plan. …More

The Worst Thing The Worst Thing
By Elkins, Aaron
2011-05 - Berkley Publishing Group
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From the Edgar Award-winning creator of Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective, comes an exciting, new stand-alone mystery about a man who must face his worst fears head on. …More

Vanished Vanished
By Finder, Joseph
2009-09 - Center Point Large Print
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Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, those traits are essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is an intelligence investigator -- his job: to expose secrets powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's also the man to call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, Nick's nephew Gabe, calls Nick. Gabe's mother, Lauren, has been attacked and lies in a coma, and his stepfather Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace. …More

Transfer of Power Transfer of Power
By Flynn, Vince
1999-07 - Pocket Books
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A group of terrorists invades the White House--driving the president to an underground bunker where he can't communicate with his government. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorist operative, sneaks into the executive mansion to take control and finds that the terrorists are the least of the president's--and the nation's--problems. …More

Gone Gone
By Gardner, Lisa
2006-01 - Bantam Books
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Showcasing the twisted thrills and psychological shocks that have catapulted Gardner to bestseller stardom, Gardner probes the depths of our most intimate fears by posing her most provocative question yet: what would you do if the person you loved the most was suddenly . . . gone. …More

Night Sins Night Sins
By Hoag, Tami
2010-12 - Orion
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A sensational "New York Times bestseller that was made into a CBS-TV miniseries, "Night Sins has confirmed Tami Hoag's reputation as the new modern master of suspense.
This gripping tale unfolds in a peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen. …More

Last Hostage, the Last Hostage, the
By Nance, John J.
1998-12 - Macmillan _
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Fugitive pilot Ken Wolfe is holding a 737 hostage high above the Rocky Mountains. As the lives of his passengers hang in the balance, Wolfe demands the apprehension and indictment of an unprosecuted killer--within 24 hours. Rookie FBI agent Kat Bronsky must tend to his fragile psyche while talking the pilot down and into the hands of the law.  …More

Bel Canto Bel Canto
By Patchett, Ann
2005-08 - Harper Perennial
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"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. …More

Still Missing Still Missing
By Stevens, Chevy
2011-05 - St. Martin's Griffin
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On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old Realtor, had three goals--sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. …More

Gallow Glass GallowGlass
By Vine, Barbara
1998-10 - Penguin Books
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Ruth Rendell's fourth novel as Barbara Vine (A Dark Adapted-Eye, A Fatal Inversion, The House of Stairs) marks a departure from the formula of the first three: the years-after story of a past mystery obligatory for Vine is intertwined with the story of a present-day crime.

Hostage Hostage
2012-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
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The acclaimed novelist and Nobel laureate returns to the subjects that have brought him the widest critical and commercial success, in an impassioned and deeply moving new novel about the legacy of the Holocaust and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. …More