Stealing People

Stealing People

eBook - 2016
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Around the world, the children of the rich are disappearing . . . A chilling thriller starring kidnapping expert Charles Boxer. Kidnapping expert Charles Boxer is contemplating retirement. He's found a measure of contentment, even as a mystery from his own past gnaws at his sense of justice. Meanwhile, his ex-wife, Mercy, balances a complicated personal life with an even more precarious professional one in the woefully under-resourced metropolitan police department. But both are suddenly pulled back into action when six children of ultrawealthy families vanish-families from India, China, Russia, Australia, Germany, and the United States-taken by a ruthlessly efficient organization with a single astonishing demand. Trapped, off-balance, and with little left to lose, they plunge into a cauldron of warring intelligence agencies, morally destitute billionaires, and human traffickers, coming finally to a fateful reckoning that will forever change them-in this smart, suspenseful thriller by a Gold Dagger and Gumshoe Award-winning author.
Publisher: [United States] : Europa Editions, 2016
ISBN: 9781609453244
1609453247
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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wendybradley
Jan 02, 2018

Forget it. The plot is unbelievable. The characters are about as thin as the paper the book is printed on. I abhor the violence.

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StarGladiator
Feb 19, 2017

I would define this fiction as pre-Brexit: before the Brits came to to their senses. [I know, anything pro-worker and pro-labor should be labeled as racist and sexist, but I don't subscribe to psychometrically-weighted Identity Politics.]
At first the book appears twisty, but as it goes on it's simply sophmoric - - the author attempting to sound pseudo-sophisticated and global, but instead throwing in far too many unnecessary story contrivances, such as having the characters balk at what they feel may be stereotyping, then having the characters behave in stereotypical manner! Ludicrous fiction!
Obviously it is a set-up, and even has a character explaining this, but the book meanders on.
Lost interest about one-third of the way through . . . .

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mbbmbb
Aug 21, 2016

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MeReneG
Jan 20, 2016

Very good read. Lots of action revolving ariound ethical, moral, financial, and political themes. \\ Looking forward to the sequel (provided the very last line isn't a sadistically planted red herring).

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