Derailed

Derailed

by James Siegel
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Derailed by James Siegel

Two strangers on a train,
A step taken toward temptation—
And a life terrifyingly thrown off course...

DERAILED

Charles Schine and Lucinda Harris are two successful professionals, two suburbanites married to other people, and two strangers on a train who never should have met. After they exchange pictures of their kids an undeniable attraction ignites—and compels them to arrange a tryst in a seedy Manhattan hotel.

Barely after they walk through the hotel room door, a hidden attacker strikes. In a bout of cool savagery, he beats Charles, violates Lucinda, and robs them both. Yet Charles's ordeal is only beginning. For the assailant, who calls himself Vasquez, tracks Charles down and blackmails him. A long, horrible nightmare of dark conspiracy and insidious psychological warfare will force Charles to risk everything he has—his savings, his lover, his family, his very sense of manhood. Desperate to take back his life, Charles resolves to take Vasquez down. But with every gambit Charles attempts, Vasquez grows only more demanding and more powerful. Even when Charles reinvents himself, Vasquez shadows him like a cold, dark, almost unnatural force. With one last, astonishing revelation in a world that has long ceased being what it seemed, Charles will have his final reckoning—deep inside the forbidding confines of a maximum-security New York State prison.

Portraying an ultimate duel of minds and packing visceral emotion and pure page-turning power, DERAILED will leave readers breathless with every twist of its heart-pounding, suspenseful plot. Brace yourself for a roller-coaster thriller more shocking and riveting than anything you've ever read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446613729
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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Derailed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was derailed early within the pages of this book. The description of bestiality the author presents, and moreover, his descriptions of the rape scene, were nauseating and sickening. I could read no further and have taken this author off of my reading list.
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Jayne1126 More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the hook from start to finish! I could hardly put it down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
James Siegel's Derailed is pure poetry. Tight construction, not one erroneous word and a true page turner to boot. You won't be disappointed with this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE GREATEST BOOK i have ever read. I'm not much of a book reader but this was just great. So much suspense and action. I saw the movie too, but it wasnt as good as the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One word, AMAZING. This story starts you off in a regular 'I'm cheating on my husband/wife' storyline, but at every turn of a page there is a diffrent twist that grasp your mind in this world off betrayel and suspence. Oh, and the ending, just a complete shoker, I have to say so myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was actually looking for another book which was sold out - decided why not, when I picked up DERAILED. I'm sure I will go to see the movie but it can't be as good as the book! Read it in two days....can't wait to read this author's next book, DETOUR, which sounds as if it will be another page-turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Derailed is one of those fine books that makes reading worth the hours. I couldn¿t put the book down, and now I am eagerly waiting for the movie to come out. The characters are well written and will have you fully engrossed in their story from chapter one. The story does flow like a derailed train, making each page easier to turn then the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next story all the way. It has been a long, long time since I enjoyed a book this much. James Siegel has a very readable style of writing, and I look forward to reading more of his works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by James Siegel.I could not put it down till the end. A lot of twists and turns but his skillful writing kept me on track. I am looking forward to reading Detoured and Epitaph.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was too graphic from the beginning. In fact, I was not able to finish it. I thought the characters portrayed in the book were very unrealistic, because of the idiotic choices they made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me by my brother and was an author I never read or had heard of so I was skeptical. I could not put it down. The author weaves intricate detail and insights to a middle age man who wants a fling. But the character development is great and the twist unexpected. I always recommend this to friends now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely awesome!No dull page in it! you just have the need to know what will happen next! Great great book! I'm hooked on James siegel
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an A++!! What else can I say! I could not stop reading this book! I wish there were more writers like James Siegel, or please write another because I am hooked. Thank you so much for this story! I was need for some good reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
These book was exciting from start to finish i recommended it to anyone.Not a boring moment in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i finished this book in a 4 hour sitting. it was like most people said, 'graphic' in the beginning, but it was still an overall entertaining thriller. the story got a really unrealistic towards the end, but that's fiction for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read approximately 3 books a week - mostly thrillers. This is one of the best I have ever read. It twist, it turns and has you talking out loud while reading it(I would be reading and then say 'HE WHAT'). I passed it on to some other avid reader friends and they couldn't wait to discuss it when they finished it. Mine ended up getting wet in the rain and I am on my way to buy it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is a great read! This was my first James Siegel book, and I'm looking foward to reading another. I grabbed this book for a weekend at the beach - I finished it in 2 days - I couldn't put it down. This is certainly not a book for those with a weak stomach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually i dont like to read, i got this book as a present from my bf. Once i started the 1st page, i couldnt help but want to read it all the time, in between lunch breaks & on the train .. i had to find out the ending. I recomend this book to almost any1!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't be surprised if this book turns up as a movie in the future. Lots of twists and turns as promised in the book blurb. A little graphic in an early chapter, so for those of you who prefer your violence off-screen, beware. However, later on, the reader can see the author's intent of doing this in trying to establish the dangerous people he's dealing with. Toward the end, the plot is a bit contrived, but if you overlook it, the story still delivers a satisfying ending. And the suspense throughout makes up for any plot flaws. Would like to see more of this author's work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best thriller I've read in a great while. Lots of twists and turns. I started reading it on a Friday night, and finished it on Monday afternoon. Keep your eyes and ears open and look for the clues along the way. Superb easy read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio and it kept me in suspense, so many twists and turns, it was excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the first page of this novel I found myself unable to put it down. This story is entertaining