Ransom Beach

Ransom Beach

3.7 161
by Lawrence Kelter
     
 

NYPD's street savvy detective, Stephanie Chalice is back and not a minute too soon. Her newest nemesis is a con artist and bloodthirsty killer. Chameleon-like, she is able to change her identity at will- she's a ghost known only as Black.

Chalice is called into action when a billionaire's ward, an autistic child, is abducted from under the nose of his well

Overview

NYPD's street savvy detective, Stephanie Chalice is back and not a minute too soon. Her newest nemesis is a con artist and bloodthirsty killer. Chameleon-like, she is able to change her identity at will- she's a ghost known only as Black.

Chalice is called into action when a billionaire's ward, an autistic child, is abducted from under the nose of his well trained bodyguard. Black's reason for choosing this mark is not an obvious one. The kidnap victim is no ordinary child. He has never learned to read or write, and yet is capable of channeling the prophecies of his long dead ancestor, those that have long been memorialized, and those now thought to be ages lost.

Chalice is put to the test, forced to decipher clues that defy explanation. Will she be able to outthink her diabolical opponent before it's too late?

Editorial Reviews

BookWire Review
Chalice's acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.
Nelson DeMille
Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Luslum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591332688
Publisher:
Hilliard & Harris Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Kelter was born and raised in Brooklyn and lives on Long Island. He often uses Manhattan and Long Island as backdrops for his stories. He has published three novels featuring street savvy NYPD detective, Stephanie Chalice: Don’t Close Your Eyes, Ransom Beach, and The Brain Vault. BookWire Review wrote of the character, “Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.” He has also published an international thriller entitled By Executive Order. Early in his writing career, he received support from best selling novelist, Nelson DeMille, who reviewed his work, and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing of the novel. DeMille said, “Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.” His novels are quickly paced, and routinely feature a twist ending. For more information, please visit the author on the world wide web at: lawrencekelter.com.

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Ransom Beach 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read crime fiction exhaustively & have rarely come across a mystery as clever as this one. Without spoiling the plot, the author's red herring is a true show stopper. Detective Chalice closely resembles a female cop I have known for many years. She is clever, sure-footed, and at times laugh out loud funny. A reviewer recently complained about blank pages. Giving a fine book a poor review for a conversion error is like eating at a five star restaurant and giving it a poor review because the table wobbled. This book is a gem and for my money as good as anything being released by the big publishing houses.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
Good suspense, great mystery. worth the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ransom Beach held my interest from start to finish! The characters are well developed. They are dramatic and amusing all rolled into one. I loved the ending. I have read other books by this author and am never disappointed. I'm looking forward to the next one!

Michele P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, no cover page. 745 pages? The pages turn 1, 2, and sometimes 3 at a turn. However, this is a full length book. Good suspense, complete with subplots. Good enough, that I purchased the next one in the series. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read anything by this author. This was a great book, well developed characters and suprise ending. I wouldn't mind a series using these same characters. I will definitely read more by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book i have read by this author. I enjoyed his writing style and characters. Good storyline, easy to get back into when frequently interrupted. I really liked the heroine, will read more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest from beginning to end. A thoroughly great read. Highly recomend.
danja More than 1 year ago
Great book with great story line. Stayed up late to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down. Great suspence book!! Leaves you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Hard to put down. Starting on the third book. Cant wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I flew through the book! It was well written and with it being from differentangles throughout, made it very intriguing! A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all Lawrence Kelter's books, I would highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Story line was interesting. Can't wait to read more books in series.
ronnieMI More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the twists and turns,this story took. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Bam! it takes off in another direction! The heroine is tough and tenacious. A really good read
MarkL74 More than 1 year ago
The plot of the book kept me interested, but I was disappointed by the number of spelling and grammatical errors in it. Also, the writing style of the author seemed a bit disjointed. Overall, not a great book. I won't be reading the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing read! Don'miss this one !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It held my interest and had some humor mixed in with the suspense of a mystery. I recommend it and would read other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd Lawrence Kelter book that I have read....it is just as good as the first book...Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, easy summer read. It'll keep you on your toes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Kept me in suspense. It reminded me of a good CSI episode. Im ready to ready another one of his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not get into this book because of the poor writing. Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced... surprise ending!
jumur More than 1 year ago
Keeps your interest from page 1 until the end. this is one of the books you can't put down, but don't want to end.
mboyer More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. Great story and kept me turning pages. I'll buy more from this author. A great buy too.