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    • Publication date:26 Jul 2018

Skyjack

By K. J. Howe

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'Sensational. Starts at 600mph and never slows down' Lee Child
'An action-packed thrill ride that grabs the reader from the first exciting page' Karin Slaughter
Eleven hostages. Only one person can save them. For kidnap and ransom specialist Thea Paris, kidnap is always personal. If you like James Patterson's Private series and are a fan Lee Child's Jack Reacher, you'll love this action-packed thriller that is full of twists and turns.

When Thea Paris's flight is hijacked over the Libyan Desert, her first priority is the two former child soldiers she is escorting to a new life in London.

As an international kidnap specialist, Thea Paris negotiates for hostage release as part of her job. She knows one wrong move could lead to deadly consequences.

After she is forcibly separated from the boys and the other passengers, Thea and her tactical team quickly regroup. And in their desperate search for the hostages that follows, unearth a conspiracy involving the CIA, the Vatican and the Sicilian Mafia, and a plot far more sinister than Thea could ever have imagined.

Biographical Notes

K. J. Howe is the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers, and a three-time Daphne du Maurier winner. Due to her father's career in international telecommunications, K. J. Howe lived in Africa, Puerto Rico, Austria, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. K. J. Howe now lives in Canada. To learn more, follow her on Twitter at @KJHoweAuthor or visit her website: kjhowe.com

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  • ISBN: 9781472240361
  • Publication date: 10 Apr 2018
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Sensational. Starts at 600mph and never slows down — Lee Child
Scarcely a page passes without some new piece of breath-taking action — The Times
Highly recommended - with short chapters that hook the reader so a bookmark is superfluous. — Ali Karim
Another sensational Thea Paris adventure ... starts at 600mph - literally - and never slows down, full of dense, twisty, informed plotting and real, compelling characters. Howe is a keeper! — Lee Child
K.J. Howe has done it again! High stakes, up-to-the-minute realism, and nonstop action make Howe's whip-smart international thriller Skyjack a worthy follow-up to her breakout debut, The Freedom Broker. Fans of Jason Bourne's high-octane thrillers have a new hero: Thea Paris. — Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King’s Daughter
The Freedom Broker was no fluke. With Skyjack, Howe shows she is the real deal. An honest-to-God, first class thriller writer who will have your knuckles turning white as you flip the pages. — Linwood Barclay
Thea Paris has returned in SKYJACK, a pulse-pounding treat, sharp as a piece of Damascus steel. If you're not reading K.J. Howe, you're missing out. — Steve Berry
K.J. Howe's SKYJACK is a rip-roaring adventure from first page to last. The novel's thrilling blend of scientific plausibility, riveting spycraft, and ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity left me in awe. And the hero of this nail-biter, Thea Paris, is a Swiss Army knife of ingenuity, smarts, and skills. I want her to be my new best friend, or at least, to be there if I'm ever in harm's way. I can't wait to see what trouble she gets into next! — James Rollins
Thea Paris kicks some serious ass in this action-packed thrill ride that grabs the reader from the first exciting page and doesn't let go until the last. KJ Howe it at the top of the K&R game. — Karin Slaughter
In Skyjack, K.J. Howe has brought us the next thrilling instalment of The Freedom Broker series, featuring the fascinating heroine Thea Paris as an international kidnap negotiator. This action-packed book is our excitement tracking Thea Paris as she unravels a mysterious genocidal plot. Exotic locations, intricate plot twists, and rich characters make this a page-turning thriller you will not want to miss. I found myself eager to read the next chapter and then the next, to discover how the unfolding challenges would be addressed. Thea Paris is a wonderful character: smart, tough, and always thinking several moves ahead, an intriguing protagonists that I want to read more and more about. Pick up, strap in, and prepare for an action-packed journey. — Gary Noesner, retired FBI Chief of Crisis Negotiation Unit
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