The Mississippi: 24 Hours Bk. 2 by Greg Iles (2001, Paperback, Reprint)
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|Greg Iles's novels have been praised for their unusual depth of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game was no exception. Reviewers called it "beautifully crafted" ( The Providence Sunday Journal), "heartbreakingly honest" ( Cleveland Plain Dealer), and simply "a grand thriller with a wonderful Southern seasoning" ( The Orange County Register). In 24 Hours, Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride with enough twists and surprises to last a lifetime. 24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this man has never met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings.|
The bestselling author of "Mortal Fear" and "The Quiet Game" crafts the story of a psychopathic kidnapper who has perfected the unbeatable crime--a man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. But this man has never met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings. Abridged.
|Number Of Pages||448 pages|
|Publisher||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Grade From||Twelfth Grade|
|Age Range||18 - UP|
|Brilliantly plotted...perfectly-timed terror...and a hair-raising finale. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) The tension in palpable...superbly-crafted and clever. -- The Times-London A chilling tale...calculated to jangle the reader''s every nerve...gut-wrenching. -- Library Journal A taut tale, terrifying in its intensity, compelling in its pace...A good, old-fashioned thriller, the likes of which are rare...A winner. -- Chattanooga Times|
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- annp586Oct 6, 2009by
24 Hours by Greg Iles (2001
very good but sometimes confusing especially if unfamiliar with computer inner workings. it kept me on the edge.
- arlene3989Sep 12, 2009by
Every Parents Nightmare
This is a kidnapping-for-ransom thriller. Karen's child, Abby, is kidnapped by an experienced madman who has done this before and gotten away with it. However, these are no ordinary parents. Abby has juvenile diabetis and must receive her shots to survive. Karen and Will Jennings are determined to get their child back and make the kidnappers pay. This is a horrifying novel that will keep the reader absorbed way into the night. Only Greg Iles can achieve this violent plot to the dramatic and page turning ending. Spellbinding!!!!
- troutgrizzlyFeb 9, 2008by
This was a wonderful book! I loved the nonstop action and twists. I could not find anything wrong with this book. Another great thriller by Greg Illes.
- vetd02Apr 10, 2009by
24 hours by Greg Iles
I stumbled across this author thru searches on ebay and read one of his other books and enjoyed his style. this book was as pleasurable as the others