Kidnapped

Kidnapped

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by Rick Chesler
     
 

A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a tropical kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix.
When a renowned scientist with a solution for global warming is kidnapped at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores must unravel a high-tech trail of S.O.S. messages encoded into the DNA of living cells. As each…  See more details below

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A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a tropical kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix.
When a renowned scientist with a solution for global warming is kidnapped at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores must unravel a high-tech trail of S.O.S. messages encoded into the DNA of living cells. As each decoded message brings Tara nearer to the missing genius, it also takes her farther from help than she ever thought possible.

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ISBN-13:
9781936395132
Publisher:
Chalet Publishers, LLC
Publication date:
02/21/2011
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
0.79(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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KiDNApped 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jlgc More than 1 year ago
Kidnapped is an FBI thriller in the Tara Shores series written by Rick Chesler. Tara Shores has been assigned to work in Hawaii. Tara Shores is accidentally drawn into a mystery involving a missing scientist. The case is not an official FBI investigation, but Tara is tagging along with the son and daughter of the missing scientist to keep an eye on things. The missing scientist has cleverly sent a message, but it is a message only his daughter can decipher. Filled with science revolving around DNA and global warming, this is a fast paced, exciting story that will entertain anyone interested in FBI stories, science, and adventure, especially in an exotic locale. I can recommend this book for adults as well as young adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Story, Good Characters, Good Read! Like Michael Crichton’s, Prey or Jurassic Park, Rick Chesler’s, KiDNApped shows just how far today’s technology has come and how truly frightening it can be. Though not a true techno thriller, the technology used in the story is central to its theme. KiDNApped is a detective thriller set in the familiar yet still exotic location of the Hawaiian Islands. The story has a good pace, with just the right balance between giving you background information without being boring or shooting straight into action without know who is who and why they are acting that way. The characters are believable and have a sense of reality about them that not only makes it easy to believe in them but they help make the story itself more credible. The action scenes are done well and add too, rather than distract from the story. KiDNApped is a great read and once you pick it up, it will be hard for you to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
REDdy2read More than 1 year ago
Rick Chesler has done it again! His second book, KiDNApped, was every bit as enthralling as his first book, Wired Kingdom. Although science has never been my strongest subject, I was amazed at how easily I could follow exactly what was going on in this story line, including the DNA sequencing. It never occurred to me that man could do so much to alter DNA structures, allowing messages to be sent by a kidnapped scientist to his family. FBI Special Agent Tara Shores, now living and working in Hawaii, has her hands full as she manages to combine two cases on which she is working, bringing them together to solve the kidnapping of Dr. William Archer, a highly respected and successful biotechnology researcher and businessman. She must maintain her professional demeanor while she deals with Dr. Archer's children as they attempt to locate their father before he is legally declared dead, as well as her discovery of the basis of the sinister kidnapping plan. The twists and turns in the plot never seem so far-fetched that they cannot be believable and, as with Chesler's earlier book, every character is fully developed and important to the storyline. I hope Rick Chesler has many more ideas in his head that he plans to bring to life in his novels as I cannot see me tiring of reading his books at any time.
bluesky_1775 More than 1 year ago
Book Title: kiDNApped Author: Rick Chesler Publisher: Chalet Publishers ISBN: 9781936395132 Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review "If you can write DNA, you're no longer limited to 'what is' but to what you could make." ~Drew Endy Set in the beautifully scenic back drop of the Isles of Hawaii, a kidnapping has taken place so long ago that the man will soon be declared die and lost at sea. His daughter a brilliant successful professor of microbiology is not ready to give up on finding her father just get. Along side of her is her Lance a not so successful computer programmer, who is being enticed with a free trip, room and board. This brother and sister team are joined by Dave, a scuba drive and marine biologist and a FBI agent named Tara. With clues left for them by the missing Dr. William Archer, they are hoping to close in on the captures and rescue their captive. This book starts off like water that is calm just before a storm that is brewing blow in. It give the reader background information to get to know the characters that they will be following. Then with each ripple in the water, the plot become more in depth, even includes technical aspects that are truly remarkable if true. The reader finds hidden secrets and betrayals within this team of searchers, that cause the FBI agent especially, to keep a close eye on the rest of the party. Reading further along, it as though the winds are start blow and the wave start crashing against the surf and there is a need to hang on to something for dear live or be blown away. Then it is found that the waves are coming from one source and that source will lead to more answers and hopefully to one happy ending, or will it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago