One by one, children of New York 's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance--by killing them. To Detective... read more
BEST CASE: SURVIVAL
The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
BEST CASE: SURVIVAL
The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam the wrong answers are fatal.
WORST CASE: DEATH
Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't bein to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. As another student disappears, another powerful family uses their leverage and connections to turn up the heat on the mayor, the press- anyone who will listen- to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, which sends its top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennitt's life- and love life- suddenly get even more complicated.
THIS CASE: DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNITT IS ON IT
Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet- one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City.
“More and more over the last year, his thoughts kept coming back to his youth. It was the only time in his entire life he'd felt like he meant something, when he felt he was making a positive difference.”
“...He might find a familiar face. But that was impossible, wasn't it? he thought with a shrug. They'd all moved on, like he had. Grown up. Sold out. Or were underground. Figuratively. Literally.”
“About a year ago, there was this guy who called himself the Teacher. Like this guy, he would blather on about our unjust society. Right before he blew holes into people.”Michael Bennett
“Wall-to-wall people, laughing, fighting, gaming, watching TV. The mosh pit that was my home life.”
“I am Alice, and I have dropped down the rabbit hole and eaten the wrong slice of cake.”Chelsea Skinner
“I'd say this world has gone damn crazy, but I don't remember a time it wasn't.”Mrs. Price
“Too bad it often has to take a tragedy to bring out the best in people, I thought.”
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”Friedrich Nietzsche
“Something in your eye there, Detective Badass?”Emily Parker
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