An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter... read more
“The depths to which people sank in the shadowed crevasses of desperation could crush a man as easily as the weitht of water at the ocean floor.”Jeff Taslleys thoughs during a hostage crisis.
“Everybody wanted to be rich. Didn't matter who you were or where you came from or how much money you had; everyone wanted more. It was the American Dream. Money.”Author describing thoughts and feelings of Dennis.
“Talley wasn't on Flanders Road anymore; he had stepped into the Zone. It was a place of white noise where emotions reigned and reason was meager. Anger and rage were nonstop tickets; panic was an express.”Author describing Talley's state of mind.
that all liars think everyone lies, all thieves think everyone steals, crooked people think everyone is crooked.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Dennis Rooney driving, twenty-two years old and eleven days out of the Antelope Valley Correctional Facility,Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“Laura Martin. Captain. I’m the field commander in charge of the crisis response team.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Ken Seymore, who had spent the past two hours pretending to be a reporter from the Los AngelesHighlighted by 4 Kindle customers
It was fear. Fear that something special was waiting for him that he would never find, and that this special thing would disappear around some curve in his life, and with it his one shot at being more than nothing.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
special man more deeply than you can know. You don’t want to hear about the job, fine, but only a man as good as your father could be hurt the way that job hurt him. If that’s me making excuses forHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
As long as it held on to the peanut, the monkey couldn’t take its hand out of the coconut. These monkeys wanted the honey-coated peanuts so badly that they would not let go even as the monkey-hunters walked up to cover them with nets. Dennis was the monkey in this house, surrounded by police but unwilling to let go of his peanut.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
his younger brother, Kevin, wedged in the middle; and a guy named Mars filling the shotgun seat.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
I don’t even know if he still loves me, but let me tell you something: I love him, I want this marriage, and I goddamned fucking well care whether or not he likes my hair.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Oxygen was the key. Sonny took a deep breath, trying to feed his heart. He was forty-seven years old, had high blood pressure, and lived in fear of the stroke which had claimed his father at fifty-five.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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