by Greg Iles
24 HOURS — that’s how long it takes a madman to pull off the perfect crime. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again, and no one can stop him.
But this time, he’s just picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren’t going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. And they aren’t going to let him get away with it.
It all starts with a kidnapped child being released in a busy McDonald’s parking lot. The kidnappers, Joey and Cheryl, have a devious method of divide and conquer to get what they want, and they have already their sights on a new family. It’s every parent’s nightmare. The next family: Will and Karen Jennings, who lived the ideal life, he a successful doctor and she a former nurse and medical school student now raising their five-year-old daughter, Abby. Their lives were suddenly disrupted by a ruthless conman and kidnapper who put them through hell over a 24 hour period.