Published by Random House Publishing Group on August 18th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, General
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From Edgar Award winner Stefanie Pintoff comes the start of an electrifying new thriller series featuring Eve Rossi, head of a secret division of the FBI--one made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Perfect for readers of Iris Johansen and Catherine Coulter.
TERROR STRIKES AN ICONIC CHURCH--AND BRINGS A CITY TO ITS KNEES.
In the hushed quiet of early morning Manhattan, in front of the towering brass doors of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, a young woman holds a sign that reads: HELP ME. For one FBI agent, a madman's terrified hostages, and an entire city, a long and harrowing day is about to unfold. The hostage taker's identity is unknown. But he knows who FBI agent Eve Rossi is--and everything about her past. Along with her presence, he demands five witnesses: ordinary people with some hidden connection.
Defying her superiors, Eve begins a deadly dance with an adversary whose intentions are surely sinister, whose endgame is anything but certain, and whose cunning keeps him one step ahead at every turn.
As Eve manages a taut hostage situation, she relies on the combined skills of her team--a secret unit inspired by France's most notorious criminal and made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Eve is up against a rapidly ticking clock. But the dangerous man calling the shots has a timetable of his own--and a searing question for his targets: What are you guilty of? As shocking revelations surface, so does another crisis nobody could anticipate--one not even Eve and her team may be able to stop.
Advance praise for Hostage Taker "The perfect blend: an urban thriller as modern as tomorrow's New York Times, driven by a two-hundred-year-old idea, with a main character to die for. I hope we see plenty more of Eve Rossi and her team."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
"A high-velocity roller coaster of a thriller! With her razor-sharp prose and keen ear for cop- and street-speak, Stefanie Pintoff masterfully spins this twist-filled tale of a delicious assortment of good guys with less-than-good pasts, marshaled by one of the most compelling protagonists to come along in years. Heroes don't get any better--or come any more fully formed and richly drawn--than Eve Rossi."--New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
Why I’m Waiting
Hostage Taker sounds like a really intense thriller. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley, and can’t wait to read it. I’ve been on a bit of a suspense/thriller kick lately it seems. The novel has received a lot of good praise, so I’m hopeful I will like it as much as they did. I haven’t read anything by Stefanie Pintoff before, but if I like it I will probably follow this new series. If you’re interested in reading this book yourself, it will be released on August 18th. Be sure to keep an eye out for it.