"Holt gives us excruciating suspense in the kidnapping narrative, suspense that's heightened by also presenting the victim's shifting point of view, from a benign 'This is a matter of business' to unraveled terror."--Booklist
Enthralling . Holt deftly avoids prurience or gratuity while conveying the horror of walling, waterboarding, and similar practices raising troubling questions about how the U.S. defines its allies and foes, and how it treats both. --Publishers Weekly"
Holt gives us excruciating suspense in the kidnapping narrative, suspense that s heightened by also presenting the victim s shifting point of view, from a benign This is a matter of business to unraveled terror. --Booklist"
From the Back Cover
The Abduction is an adrenaline-fueled tale of mystery and intrigue that moves between the physical world of Venice, Italy, and its online counterpart, blurring the boundary between dark fantasy and even darker reality.
Captain Kat Tapo of the Venice Carabinieri knows that the social media site Carnivia.com harbors disturbing secrets, but she's shocked to discover a webcam feed that streams video of a hooded and shackled teenage girl. A strand of text repeatedly scrolls across the screen: STRESSFUL STANDING IS NOT TORTURE. At the same time, Second Lieutenant Holly Boland searches for a US Army officer's daughter who is missing from an American military base near the city. When a group demanding an end to US bases in Italy claims responsibility, it seems clear why she was kidnapped. But the more the two women investigate, the murkier the case becomes. Carnivia.com's uncooperative creator has yet to yield its hidden truths to the authorities. But when secrets from Italy's complicated wartime past begin to surface, he must decide how much he will reveal. If the shocking truth is not discovered, more than one innocent life will be sacrificed. . . .
With The Abduction, the second book in the Carnivia Trilogy, Jonathan Holt delivers a heart-pounding sequel to his acclaimed international thriller The Abomination.