by Gene Hackman

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Pursuit by Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman, acclaimed actor and author of Payback at Morning Peak, “takes aim at a clear target: telling a good story” (St. Augustine Record) in this contemporary thriller.

GENE HACKMAN brings his richly diverse literary voice to a gripping new thriller that pits a devoted police sergeant against a predator who may cost her everything that matters.

I’ll say this for the last time. Take your hand off the shotgun.” In a tense standoff with a shopping mall shooter, Sergeant Juliette Worth has the suspect about to surrender—then in a few explosive seconds, she takes him down.

Usually a by-the-book cop, Julie has too much at stake, raising her daughter on her own, to break protocol—until the mall killer pushes her over the line. Instead of kudos for saving his hostage, the Missouri State Criminal Investigation Unit hands Julie cold case duty. Among the forgotten files, she uncovers a disturbing connection between disappearances from years ago—all pretty girls, all presumed runaways. Now Julie’s instincts have her hunting a predator still very much in the picture. Someone who pulls Julie into a harrowing chase—by abducting her own daughter. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451623574
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 352,493
Product dimensions: 4.88(w) x 6.78(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gene Hackman is coauthor of three novels: Escape From Andersonville, Justice for None, and Wake of the Perdido Star. He is a two time Academy award–winning actor with lauded performances in such films as Unforgiven, Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection, Mississippi Burning, and Hoosiers. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and two German shepherds.

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Pursuit 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hackman's a good writer. The story is well paced, and the characters both interesting and sympathetic. I'm ready for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good - would recommend for light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. At times could not put it down. I loved Gene Hackman as an actor and love him as an author. Hope to see more from him.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hackman can use the language, but his touch is a bit light. He is centering, also, on a female for the main protagonist and I think his understanding might be lacking. The book is readable...a mother who is also a cop searching for a serial abductor...but the character needs more fleshing out as does the villain. This is not the worst book I have ever read, but it is not one that would lead me to buy any more of Mr. Hackman's books. Perhaps he should stick to acting. That is something he does extremely well.