By Jeffery Deaver
8 susceptible ladies and their helpless lecturers are pressured off a faculty bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has an easy plan: one hostage an hour will die until the calls for are met. known as to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's top hostage negotiator. He has a plan. yet so does one of many hostages-a appealing instructor who is keen to do whatever to save lots of the lives of her scholars. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling video game of cat and mouse starts.
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Nineteen there. We can scramble a third team but we'll have to pull some agents off the other two. " "Call Quantico, put it together. I'll call Frank from the plane. " "The Seattle incident," the agent told him. "If you want us to meet you at the apartment so you can pack a bag, sir…" "No, I'll go right to Glenview. " "Yessir. But your cousin's apartment's only fifteen minutes from here—" "Say, if one of you could take the paper off those flowers, there on that grave, I'd appreciate it. " "Yessir, I'll do that," Crowley said quickly.
A second man was striding up to them; he was huge. Fat and tall. Also dressed in overwashed gray. Shaggy hair. He was missing a tooth and his grin was hungry. A bear, she thought automatically. "Go," Melanie signed to Susan. "Let's go. " Eyes on the yellow skin of the bus, she started walking toward the seven unhappy young faces staggered in the windows. Stoat grabbed her by the collar. She batted at his hand, but cautiously, afraid to hit him, afraid of his anger. He shouted something she didn't understand and shook her.
Budd had fallen silent and grinned. "There'll be no state HRT involvement here. " "Oh," Budd began. "But I think the attorney general—" Potter glanced at him with a firm smile. " Budd nodded, still grinning, and the negotiator proceeded with the briefing. Early that morning, he explained, three men had murdered a guard and escaped from Callana maximum-security federal penitentiary outside Winfield, Kansas, near the Oklahoma border. Louis Jeremiah Handy, Shepard Wilcox, and Ray "Sonny" Bonner. As they drove north their car was struck by a Cadillac.