By Juan Gómez-Jurado
During this beautifully written, nail-biting mystery, a best neurosurgeon is pressured to choose from finishing the lifetime of crucial individual in the USA or making certain his personal daughter’s scary death.
I am no saint, no martyr, no terrorist, no madman, and no murderer…I am a father. That’s my story.
Dr. David Evans is a well-respected mind health professional at a health center in Washington, DC, and a loyal father. yet quickly he's confronted with the last word quandary: if his subsequent sufferer, who needs to endure mind surgical procedure, leaves the working desk alive, Dr. Evans’s abducted daughter will die by the hands of an implacable psychopath—and he'll be pressured to watch.
Over the process fifty-five frantic hours counting all the way down to his selection within the surgical procedure room, Dr. Evans races to seek down his pursuer and be able out of this nightmarish crisis. yet simply how some distance will he visit shop his daughter’s life?
“A curler coaster experience of worry and pleasure unheard of in sleek fiction” (New York occasions bestselling writer Katherine Neville), element of stability will maintain you at the fringe of your seat with fast moving motion and uncooked emotion, as one guy faces an most unlikely ethical obstacle that can switch the process background
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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.
Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.