Reissued in the brand new cover style. All the backlist are being reissued in 2008 in the new livery. Robert Crais is a regular Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author. HOSTAGE was made into a highly successful film starring Bruce Willis. '[A] brilliantly engineered thriller ... Meticulously planned and orchestrated narrative ... Enough plot for three run-of-the-mill novels ... Characterisation as powerful as the logistics, with children under pressure, mother-killing psychopath and doomed mobster especially impressive. Allocate time for reading; you won't want to leave the book alone for long' Literary Review. 'Crais just gets better and better' Independent on Sunday. '[Crais has] succeeded in wringing the maximum thrills from the story of a liquor store hold-up that goes wrong ... The suspense is kept up throughout' Daily Telegraph. 'Another terrific stand-alone novel ... Blistering' Observer.
Robert Crais is the author of numerous bestselling Elvis Cole and stand- alone thrillers. He is the winner of many awards, including the Anthony and the Shamus awards, and lives in LA.
A teenage gang's convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong and when hotly pursued by the police they crash into a house and take the family hostage. A high-tension three way stand-off develops in a gripping thriller certain to win plaudits on the word-of-mouth grapevine.