By Jeffery Deaver
8 weak women and their helpless academics 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. known as to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's top hostage negotiator. He has a plan. yet so does one of many hostages-a appealing instructor who is keen to do whatever to save lots of the lives of her scholars. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling online game of cat and mouse starts.
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I mean, look at 'em all out there now. " "Really, Arthur," Henderson began, "we don't want to do that, do we? " Potter smiled blandly at the SAC. He was thinking of a hundred other matters, sorting, calculating. "And no press choppers. Pete, could you get a couple Hueys down here from McConnell in Wichita? " LeBow said, "Time's awasting. " Potter said to Budd, "Oh, and we need a block of rooms at the nearest hotel. " "Days Inn. It's up the road four miles. In Crow Ridge. Downtown, as much as they've got a downtown.
There was a pistol in the waistband of his baggy slacks. She gasped and lifted her hands. Not to her face but to her chest. "Please, don't hurt me," she signed without thinking. He glanced at her moving hands and laughed. From the corner of her eye she saw Susan and Mrs. Harstrawn stand uneasily. A second man was striding up to them; he was huge. Fat and tall. Also dressed in overwashed gray. Shaggy hair. He was missing a tooth and his grin was hungry. A bear, she thought automatically. "Go," Melanie signed to Susan.
They saw landowners and sharecroppers, piloting their huge Deeres, Masseys, and IHs. Melanie imagined them glancing nervously at the sky; this was harvest time for the winter wheat, and a storm now could ruin eight months of arduous work. Melanie turned away from the window and self-consciously examined her fingernails, which she trimmed and filed religiously everynight. They were coated with faint polish and looked like perfect flakes of pearl. She lifted her hands and recited several poems again, signing the words elegantly.