Run the Risk

Run the Risk

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Penguin Putnam
A detective faces a horrifying choice between love and duty in this hair-raising debut.

Reminiscent of the best in today's suspense-from Jeffery Deaver's roller-coaster twists to James Patterson's cinematic pacing-Run the Risk introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers behind Twin Peaks, he knows something about creating eerie and atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory.

Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises. None of the evidence-and yet all of it-seems relevant. A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard. Finally, a teenaged girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo knows that this girl is her daughter.

Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom, her will, and her every skill.

Baker & Taylor
In the wake of a series of bizarre crimes, including a small-time shopkeeper's shooting death, a bungalow explosion, and the abduction of a teenage girl, Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo is baffled by a tangle of ambiguous clues and follows leads that become increasingly violent. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start, one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises. None of the evidence - and yet all of it - seems relevant. A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites a bungalow, tossing the front door across the yard. Then a teenage girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo realizes that this girl is someone she knows.
When her prime suspect is killed in an elaborate suicide car bomb, Delillo draws a connection to one man - a killer who is eager to play a game with catastrophic stakes, gambling with Delillo's life and that of someone she holds most dear. As the clock ticks down, she must make a choice that will change her life forever - she must track this killer on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom, her willpower, and her every skill.

Baker
& Taylor

In the wake of a series of bizarre crimes, Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo is baffled by a tangle of ambiguous clues and follows leads that become increasingly violent.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005
ISBN: 9780399152481
0399152482
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm

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