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The Freedom Broker: A Heart-Stopping, Action-Packed Thriller (Thea Paris Novel #1) (Hardcover)
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"RAZOR SHARP AND FULL OF YOU-ARE-THERE AUTHENTICITY--A SUPERB THRILLER." --LEE CHILD
"AN AMAZING PAGE-TURNER." --JEFF AYERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
"MOVE OVER JASON BOURNE, ACTION HAS A NEW NAME " --LISA GARDNER
The survival window for kidnap victims is small. And Thea Paris is running out of time. Thea Paris, one of only twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom specialists in the world--and the only one who is a woman--is the best in the business. And she's facing the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life: her own father's. As a child, Thea was forced to watch, paralyzed with fear, while her younger brother was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders. This life-changing experience drove her to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker. When Thea's oil magnate father, Christos Paris, is snatched from his yacht off Santorini on his sixtieth birthday, days away from the biggest deal of his career, the brutal kidnappers leave the entire crew slaughtered in their wake. Can Thea rescue her father--and prevent this kidnapping from destroying her family for good?
About the Author
K.J. Howe is the executive director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner, she completed her MA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dove with the great whites in South Africa. She became fascinated by the kidnap and ransom (K&R) world after meeting Peter Moore, a British computer consultant who became the longest-held hostage in Iraq and the only person to survive of the five men who were taken that day. This is her debut novel.