By Jeffery Deaver
8 weak women and their helpless lecturers are compelled off a faculty bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has an easy plan: one hostage an hour will die except the calls for are met. referred to as to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's most sensible hostage negotiator. He has a plan. yet so does one of many hostages-a appealing instructor who is keen to do something to avoid wasting the lives of her scholars. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling video game of cat and mouse starts off.
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She sensed the trouble before a single clue registered in her conscious thoughts. Later she would conclude that it was no psychic message or premonition; it was Mrs. Harstrawn's big, ruddy fingers flexing anxiously on the steering wheel. Hands, in motion. Then the older woman's eyes narrowed slightly. Her shoulders shifted. Her head tilted a millimeter. The small things a body does that reveal what the mind is thinking. " The question was blunt and the fingers returned immediately to the wheel.
Lit with the glow from faint yellow overhead lights, video monitors, and LED indicators. Potter shook the hand of a young state trooper, who'd stood to attention before the agent was all the way inside. " "Derek Elb, sir. " The red-haired trooper, in a perfectly pressed uniform, explained that he was a mobile command post technician. He knew SAC Henderson and had volunteered to remain here and help if he could. Potter looked helplessly over the elaborate panels and screens and banks of switches and thanked him earnestly.
With another fast look at the grim slaughterhouse he pulled open the door of the command post and stepped inside. The darkened van was spacious. Lit with the glow from faint yellow overhead lights, video monitors, and LED indicators. Potter shook the hand of a young state trooper, who'd stood to attention before the agent was all the way inside. " "Derek Elb, sir. " The red-haired trooper, in a perfectly pressed uniform, explained that he was a mobile command post technician. He knew SAC Henderson and had volunteered to remain here and help if he could.
A Maiden's Grave by Jeffery Deaver