Seventeen-year-old Susan Watkins and Shirley Dupree are kidnapped on their way home from school and become hostages in an abandoned, boarded-up old house. Their parents receive a ransom note indicating they have twenty-four hours to collect one million dollars. With a warning of "no police, or death," Raymond Dupree, Shirley's father, calls in the only man he knows he can trust to get the girls back: THE HURRICANE.
What is it about the abandoned house? Who is trying to send them a message? The twists and turns in this story will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Cacciotti, Joseph J
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Samuel James Rufus was born part Shoshone Indian, part Italian. He was taught how to hunt and track by his Shoshone warrior family in Nevada, and he was trained how to fight and kill by the Green Berets.
After six years in the Army, Sam joined forces with the New York detective squad. Just when he thought his days of fighting were over, he was called upon to help out two old friends in New York. Dire circumstances forced him to return to the fierceness he once knew in the Army-an eye for an eye, a life for a life. This is when he earned the nickname "Hurricane." Now working as a private investigator, Sam is often called in when nothing else will work. When necessary, he leaves destruction in his wake in order to save lives.
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When two young girls, Susan Watkins and Shirley Dupree are kidnapped and held for ransom their parents are frantic. The kidnappers specifically state that no police are to be called or the girls will die. Shirley’s father, Raymond calls the only man that he knows can help him, a former marine “brother” who knows how to handle special problems. Sam Rufus aka “Hurricane” is on the case in no time. He has all of the latest technology available to help locate the girls. When clues lead them to suspects that are involved in the kidnapping, Hurricane is not above using any techniques of torture or force to get information from them. Hurricane proves worthy of his nickname by leaving destruction and injury to anyone who gets in his way. The story is action packed. The fight scenes are very descriptive and make you feel like you are right there in the middle of it all. The book has some of everything in it from danger and intrigue to loyal friendships and love. Hurricane’s character is a combination of a modern day Walker Texas Ranger and Jean Claude Van Dame. He is a skilled fighter and afraid of nothing. I enjoyed the book very much and I think that it would appeal to young adults and adults of all ages. I would give it 5 stars. It was easy to read and had a surprising twist in it. I especially enjoyed the part of the book when it showed a gentler side of Hurricane when he meets Janice, the girl of his dreams. This gives the story a whole new dimension. Even though the story line has been done in other books, the author’s addition of the unexpected twist from the past puts a refreshing spin on an old plot. I look forward to reading more of Joseph Cacciotti’s books and can’t wait for Hurricane’s next adventure in love and life.