Waiting on Wednesday: Hostage Taker by Stefanie Pintoff

Posted July 15, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Waiting on Wednesday / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Hostage Taker by Stefanie PintoffHostage Taker by Stefanie Pintoff
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Published by Random House Publishing Group on August 18th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, General
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
ISBN: 9780345531407
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks

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.


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

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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.

About Stefanie Pintoff

Stefanie Pintoff is the Edgar® award-winning author of HOSTAGE TAKER and the Simon Ziele historical mysteries. Her writing has also won the Washington Irving Book Prize and earned nominations for the Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards. Pintoff’s novels have been published around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, and Japan. She lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she is at work on the next Eve Rossi thriller.


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