Kidnap & Ransom

Kidnap & Ransom

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by Michelle Gagnon
     
 

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When the world's foremost kidnap and ransom negotiator is snatched by a ruthless drug cartel, Jake Riley becomes ensnared in the effort to save him. But he's up against Los Zetas, an elite paramilitary organization renowned for its ferocity and skill. Now he and his colleagues must navigate the dark underbelly of Mexico, from raging street wars to perilous

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When the world's foremost kidnap and ransom negotiator is snatched by a ruthless drug cartel, Jake Riley becomes ensnared in the effort to save him. But he's up against Los Zetas, an elite paramilitary organization renowned for its ferocity and skill. Now he and his colleagues must navigate the dark underbelly of Mexico, from raging street wars to perilous jungles, in an effort to rescue him before time runs out.

After nearly losing her life on her last case, FBI Agent Kelly Jones may never do fieldwork again. Determined to regain her confidence, she joins Jake on his mission—and quickly realizes she's in over her head. Then in the slums of Mexico City, she encounters a former nemesis who's enacting a nightmarish ritual on the weak and vulnerable. Now she has one last, desperate shot to prove herself—by taking down a killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426874376
Publisher:
MIRA
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Kelly Jones Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
167,594
File size:
748 KB

Meet the Author



Michelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, bartender, dog walker, model, personal trainer and Russian supper club performer. Her debut thriller, The Tunnels, published in the United States and Australia, involves a series of ritualized murders in the abandoned tunnel system beneath a university. Her following book, Boneyard, involves a cat and mouse game between dueling serial killers. Michelle is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. In her spare time she runs errands and indulges in a weakness for stale cinema popcorn and Hollywood blockbusters. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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Kidnap and Ransom 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
denmna70 More than 1 year ago
Love Michelle's book and they always get better. The characters are great, the story line is great and she actually puts you right there in the book as you read so you can see and feel what you are reading... For em I have to make sure I don't have to get up early the next day after starting her books because I can't seem to put them down.
colo48 More than 1 year ago
Absolute Crap. Got half way through and couldn't continue. Macho, Rambo women, tough ex military men, ridiculous story, gory details of depravity, sex and killing. This author should quit while ahead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It's a fast read with plenty of twists and turns. The ending is not what you would expect. I highly recommend this book.
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trishbrowning More than 1 year ago
Michelle Gagnon has become a favorite author of mine, and my only complaint is that I don’t have 20 backlist titles to choose from when I finish her latest book. At this point, I’ve read everything she’s written, and I’m chomping at the bit for more. I read this quite a while ago, back in November 2010 when I was still working two jobs and reading was quickly becoming something that I used to do. At a time when reading time was at a premium and getting through a book could take a month or longer, I flew through this one in just a few days. One of the reasons I particularly wanted to review this book now was because it’s been over a year since I read it, and while I normally can’t remember details from any books, I still remember that she did something in this book I’d have bet she’d never do. It took my head clean off. If you’re a mystery fan, I absolutely recommend Michelle’s books. I know I haven’t said much about the plot, but that’s what the book summary is for. I’m just here to tell you that you’re missing out if you’re not reading her books.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
World renowned hostage negotiator Cesar Calderon, CEO of Tyr Group whose mission is to rescue kidnapped victims, ironically is abducted by the adept Los Zetas paramilitary organization in Mexico City. A team is sent to retrieve him led by Jake Riley, but they fail leaving the leader to wonder why they were allowed to live having been trapped by the skillful enemy A new unit is set up led again by Jake with his fiancée FBI Agent Kelly Jones included though the latter is still healing mentally from losing part of her leg on the Gatekeeper mission and this is her first field work since then. However, she understands why Jake needs to go on this rescue effort and wants the person he trusts most in the world with his back to be with him; his brother is one of the hostage victims. She has another reason for joining this endeavor; the man responsible for her leg loss is hiding amongst the kidnappers. The latest Jones thriller (see Boneyard and Tunnels) is the usual fast-paced action-packed tale expected from Michelle Gagnon. The story line opens with the abduction as Calderon is drugged while dining out and never slows down in the efforts to rescue him. The ability of Los Zetas and the angst of Kelly make the tale as the former is refreshingly quite good at what they do and the latter feels not able to do field work as she expected to be desk bound for the rest of her career; Jake is not doing this out of pity as he needs her skills. Readers will enjoy this entertaining suspense as Kelly wonders if she can ride the bike again to face her ultimate demon if what the Feds believe is true about this killer. Harriet Klausner