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Burned by David Hagberg

Patty and David Monroe have flown to Moscow to repair a business deal which has gone bad—when it suddenly turns nightmarish. Shooting David and kidnapping Patty, their Russian business partners drive her to a ramshackle dacha twenty miles east of Moscow. There, her captors—along with brutal Islamic terrorists—will attempt to ransom her. Patty will face the most frightening ordeal imaginable.

For the first time in history, FBI agents must work with Russian security forces. In an atmosphere of violent mistrust and political hatred, only their burning desire to rescue Patty Monroe will hold the operation together.

Burned is inspired by the horrifying ordeal of Yvonne Bornstein. Kidnapped in Russia in the 1990s by Islamic terrorists, Yvonne and her husband were held for ransom. During her captivity she was tortured, starved, and abused. Her captors were affiliated with early al Qaeda partisans. While this book is fiction, Burned captures the spirit of Yvonne's resistance and ultimate triumph.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429954112
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 200,977
File size: 307 KB

About the Author

DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling Joshua's Hammer, Soldier of God, and Allah's Scorpion. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.

David Hagberg is a New York Times bestselling author who has published numerous novels of suspense, including his bestselling thrillers featuring former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, which include Abyss, The Cabal, The Expediter, and Allah’s Scorpion. He has earned a nomination for the American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene Best American Mystery awards. He has spent more than thirty years researching and studying US-Soviet relations during the Cold War. Hagberg joined the Air Force out of high school, and during the height of the Cold War, he served as an Air Force cryptographer. He attended the University of Maryland and University of Wisconsin. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, he now lives with his wife Laurie in Sarasota, Florida.

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Ashley21AS More than 1 year ago
I recently heard a radio interview from NYC. David Hagberg and Yvonne Bornstein were being interviewed by Louie B (radio host). I was totally mesmerized by each and every word spoken by David and Yvonne. This interview compelled me to immediately run out and buy "Burned" which is a fictionalized account of Yvonne Bornstein's Eleven Days of Hell (which I also purchased). After reading "Burned" I found it to be eerily similar to the true account of Yvonne's biography which I had read first. I am still in awe of the spirit and fortitude of this unbelievably special woman. After being kidnapped, tortured, beaten and raped over a period of eleven horrifying days, she survived after being rescued in the first ever open collaboration between the Russian intelligence and FBI. I have read many of David Hagberg's books - he is a brilliant writer - "Burned" is just another example of his amazing style of writing. I am certain it was not easy to write a book based on a "woman" in trouble - his books usually show his expertise in the "macho male" story.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When their Russian business deal appears to be falling part, Americans Patti and David Monroe fly to Moscow to resolve the dispute. They are greeted by their Russian partners with a gun fired point blank into David's head and Patti is abducted; they calmly inform her to cooperate or join her spouse.------------ The Russians take her outside Moscow demanding $20 million for her release; failure to deliver will result in her execution. As the FBI works closely with the Russian MVD, they begin to uncover an even more insidious scheme as the kidnappers-murderers plan to use the money to buy nukes for their Al Qaeda associates to bring a worse 9/11 to America.--------- The back cover explains BURNED is "inspired by the true story of Yvonne Bornstein" who along with her husband were kidnapped in Russia in the 1992 for "Eleven Days in Hell". The story line is fast-paced from the moment their hosts murder David and never slows down. Although the metamorphosis of Patti from middle class businesswoman to super warrior seems unlikely, fans will relish this stirring thriller as the Russians are known for hunting down kidnappers at the cost of the life of the abducted.---------- Harriet Klausner
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pas53 More than 1 year ago
I did not want to do anything but finish this book. Really one of the best I have ever read. Exactly my type of suspense thriller with great twist. I hope to read more of Hagberg,s books.
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Hard to put down as there is always another corner to go around.
Jessy_Martin More than 1 year ago
I was instantly captivated by this book, the first thing that called my attention was that it was loosely based on a true story. The author did a great job describing the details and settings of the story. A very easily to read book and fast paced too.
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