When two teachers and their deaf pupils stop on an isolated road to help at a car crash, they are captured by three escaped convicts. Cold killer Lou Hardy takes his hostages to an old slaughter house, where he threatens to kill one innocent girl an hour until his demands are met.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.
The author of twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His standalone thriller THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009, and Lincoln Rhyme thriller THE COLD MOON won a Grand prix from the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan.
He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award and a Gumshoe Award. His book A MAIDEN'S GRAVE was made into an HBO movie starring James Gardner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel THE BONE COLLECTOR was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are THE BROKEN WINDOW, ROADSIDE CROSSES and THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND. And yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favourite soap opera, As the World Turns.
Readers can visit Jeffery Deaver's website at www.jefferydeaver.com.