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Avalanche Pass

Avalanche Pass

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by John A. Flanagan

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Storm Peak comes his latest thriller featuring Jesse Parker-a tense showdown with hostage-takers...

When guests and staff at a snowbound ski lodge in Utah are taken hostage by heavily armed men, Jesse Parker may be their only hope. Jesse has left Steamboat Springs to try to salvage his career after


From the New York Times bestselling author of Storm Peak comes his latest thriller featuring Jesse Parker-a tense showdown with hostage-takers...

When guests and staff at a snowbound ski lodge in Utah are taken hostage by heavily armed men, Jesse Parker may be their only hope. Jesse has left Steamboat Springs to try to salvage his career after a horrific skiing accident-but finds his refuge has turned into a war zone.

One of the hostages is a U.S. senator, so FBI Agent Denton Colby is sent to Utah to negotiate a ransom. But the head of the hostage-takers is playing a dangerous game. As his demands become increasingly erratic-and half the hostages are mercilessly killed-Colby suspects that money may not be what he's really after.

Unbeknownst to Colby, they do have a man on the inside-Jesse has remained undetected, and with the help of a female security officer he may be able to stop these cold-blooded captors in their tracks...

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Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
A Jesse Parker Mystery Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia hoping to be a writer. It wasn’t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John’s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting.

After writing advertising copy for the next two decades, John teamed with an old friend to develop a television sitcom, Hey Dad!, which went on to air for eight years.

John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

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Avalanche Pass 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mysterygirlSC More than 1 year ago
I won't repeat what has already been explained about the story; I find detailed reviews sometimes give too much away. Just want to say the book was full of suspense and I couldn't put it down. Better than his first book and enjoyed that one as well. I especially liked the final ending. Looking forward to his next book.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Former Detective, Jesse Parker was injured in a ski accident and while his physical injuries have healed the emotional ones have not. He is afraid to ski on the difficult slopes where he was injured. He decides to head to Utah to a wonderful ski lodge to try to work through his issues without the pressure of all his friends standing by. Jesse heads to the slopes one last time before he heads home. Unable to overcome his fears he returns to the lodge to find it has been turned into a war zone, complete with guns on the roof. The guests and staff have been taken hostage by about 20 heavily armed men. Meanwhile the FBI determines one of the guests of the lodge is a United States Senator. They also find the ransom amount odd and they start to think there is more to the story than just wanting money. They also learn that they have a man that can help them on the inside, an ex-cop and part-time Sheriff’s Deputy. Jesse had checked out of the hotel before he went skiing so as long as he’s careful he may be able to help free the hostages and stay in contact with the FBI and stop the cold blooded captors in their tracks. Dollycas’s Thoughts One of the very first things I noticed about this book is that the author was from Australia which accounts for some of the terminology or wording to be a little unusual for a story that takes place in the United States. After I accepted that fact I was able to look beyond that flaw and enjoy the story. It is a really good suspenseful story. It has a hostages playing a part in their rescue, kind of a Flight 93 on 9/11 element that was quite gripping. I had not read the first book in this series, Storm Peak: A Jesse Parker Mystery, and had absolutely no problem following the story line so this book could definitely read as a stand alone, although now I would like to read the first one. I want to see how Jesse’s story began. This author is better know for his fantasy series for children in grades 4 – 8 but the first book in this adult series was a New York Times Bestseller and this follow up may be too. I give it 4 starfish!
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Wait is this by the same auther that wrote the rangers apprentice series? Im geussing it is and if it is you r truly the best auther ever john i would rather have to just keep reading only the books that you wrote rather than reading any book i wanted to. And to everyone reading this you will probably like the rangers apprentice and and brotherband series better than this one. Sorry john but you need to focus on making more rangers apprentice books and also finishing the 3rd brotherband book. I also want to know if anbody knows what john flanagan from the rangers apprentice series email address is so i can keep him posted on ideas of how to continue certain series. Also CRAZY ABOUT RANGERS APPRENTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿&euro;^¿¿¿^|¿¿=¿¿&euro;_<¿?¿¿¿\>><\&euro;¿&euro;\&euro;¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿&euro;¿¿$ MONEY SIGNS!!!!! BLARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!#!##!#!2!!!!2¿?¿|¿|?&bull;¿¿&bull;¿&euro;¿¿&bull;¿&bull;¿?&euro;?¿¿&bull;?&euro;&bull;¿?¿¿¿?¿?¿??¿¿?¿?¿?\\\_\¿<¿<¿<=<¿=>{>{]{]>¿¿<^?¿¿?¿?¿?¿&bull;¿&bull;¿|?`?`?¿¿¿¿`??|?|¿|||||¿|¿¿¿¿&bull;¿&bull;¿&bull;¿?¿?¿¿?¿¿?¿\?\^\\\¿\_^^¿<¿>¿_=¿¿_¿¿?¿&bull;¿|||&bull;&bull;¿¿&bull;?¿¿\¿¿¿&bull;¿¿^?¿&bull;¿&bull;¿¿¿`¿`¿¿|¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿&euro;&euro;¿^^__^¿¿&euro;&euro;¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿&euro;&euro;¿^¿&euro;¿¿`|?^¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿&bull;¿&bull;¿|¿|¿&euro;&euro;&bull;¿|?¿&euro;&euro;?&euro;&bull;¿?\&bull;&euro;?&euro;¿&euro;?¿&bull;?&bull;¿?¿&bull;&euro;?¿&euro;¿|¿~¿|¿&euro;¿?^¿<?¿|¿¿&bull;^¿¿¿?¿|GRXYUXYHYF:5:5'&'5'5'5!2$%%&&&&euro;^¿¿¿¿¿¿¿\^^\¿??`?&euro;\¿¿¿&euro;^?¿\&euro;??|¿_&euro;¿¿&euro;¿^&euro;<¿¿&bull;¿&bull;&bull;\^&bull;¿¿&euro;_&euro;^&euro;&euro;&euro;^&euro;&euro;&euro;¿?_?¿&bull;¿&euro;^&euro;^&euro;\¿¿¿¿¿^&euro; &euro;^&euro;^¿_&euro;<¿<¿^¿\&euro;^¿_¿_¿
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