The Timer Game

The Timer Game

by Susan Arnout Smith

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A gripping, page-turning, rollercoaster of a thriller that will appeal to readers of Harlan Coben.

Grace Descanso is a young single mother juggling a demanding job with the Crime Scene Investigation Department of the San Diego PD and the demands of single motherhood. Her five-year-old daughter, Katie, is all she's got and Grace intends to spend every minute she can with her.

When a routine crime scene goes awry and Grace has to shoot to kill - she realizes that someone is after her...and her daughter. Katie is kidnapped right from her own home and Grace is forced to come face to face with her past demons and the trauma that she barely lived through in Guatemala...

Will Grace be able to follow the clues and find her daughter before time runs out...

"Explosive and terrifying...The Timer Game is a commendable debut novel from a writer who knows how to write an entertaining, intelligent, and really good medical thriller."—Tim Davis, Book Loons

"As riveting as a ticking bomb, The Timer Game by Susan Arnout Smith will chill you, thrill you, and satisfy your deepest cravings for adventure. Smith is more than a terrific writer; she's a master in the making. Read this book."—Gayle Lynds, author of The Last Spymaster

"The Timer Game is a highly entertaining, intelligent, original yet classic medical thriller. Susan Arnout Smith has written a gem here—memorable characters and a fast and furious ticking-clock plot. A really good read!"—John Lescroart, author of The Suspect

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013647657
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Series: A Grace Descanso Thriller , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,136,904
File size: 603 KB

About the Author

Susan Arnout Smith was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her grandparents, Gene and Marie Weschenfelder, homesteaded Spuhn Island near Juneau. She grew up in Bergen Park, Colorado, graduating from Evergreen High School and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She moved back to Alaska and worked on the Alaska pipeline and as a television anchor. Married, both her children were born in Anchorage. She's been an essayist for National Public Radio Weekend-Edition Sunday, and an award winning playwright and scriptwriter, writing television movies seen on LIFETIME, ABC and CBS. Her first novel, THE FROZEN LADY, was published by Arbor House and Zebra Books. Susan has written three novels, The Frozen Lady, The Timer Game and Out at Night.

She lives with her husband in southern California.

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Timer Game 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Though she refuses to tell anyone what happened in Guatemala, whatever did motivated Grace Descanso to quit as a pediatric cardiologist. She turned to alcohol as a means of forgetting, but got her act together to raise her infant daughter Katie, who is about to turn five years old. Single mom Grace lives in San Diego where she works as a crime scene technician. At a murder scene, an attacker kills her colleagues, calls her names, and reminds her that Spikeman is coming for her. When he comes at her with a knife, she grabs the gun of dying rookie police officer Chip Page and kills the assailant. Soon afterward someone kidnaps Katie the frantic mom assumes Spikeman is taunting her with enigmatic clues that take her to the Center for BioChimera biomedical research institution and hospital. Desperate she also asks her former lover reporter Mac McGuire to help her save her Katie. --- This is an exciting suspense thriller that readers who enjoy solving clues will appreciate the mad dash to uncover the medical tie between San Diego and Guatemala and who is Spikeman some armchair sleuths will figure that out as the link is obviously Grace. Fans will enjoy following the harassed Grace and Mac as they play in Spikeman¿s twenty-four hour treasure hunt with the prize if they succeed in winning the contest being a still alive Katie. --- Harriet Klausner