Hostage (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Book 14) by Kay Hooper
By Kay Hooper
New York Times bestselling writer Kay Hooper returns with a brand new novel of blood-chilling suspense as hunters develop into the hunted in a determined online game of survival opposed to all odds...
Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been despatched into the wasteland of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to find escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally volatile financial institution robber. Supposedly, Jacoby concealed greater than ten million cash from his final heist prior to he used to be captured—and fairly mysteriously escaped federal custody. And as soon as Brinkman reveals Jacoby, the agent is left significantly wounded, without approach to show his place to Haven.
Callie Davis, an agent with the FBI's designated Crimes Unit, has been within the sector for a while, a result of foresight of her boss and unit leader, Noah Bishop. but if she unearths the wounded Brinkman, her rescue challenge becomes a dangerous online game of cat and mouse.
What neither Luther nor Callie comprehend is that their quarry is much greater than an escaped financial institution robber. And that during looking him, they'll locate themselves being hunted via him, and should observe him to be the worst monster both of them has ever recognized.
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