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A King's Ransom

Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

Best-selling author James Grippando demonstrates his trademark gifts once again in a taut new tale of intrigue that will keep you guessing to the final, breathtaking scene.

Nick Rey is on the fast track at a hot Miami law firm when he is suddenly plunged into a dangerous bid to save his father, who has been kidnapped while on business in Colombia; the ransom demand of three million dollars is far more than his family can ever hope to raise. Fortunately, Matthew had purchased an insurance policy to protect against just such a threat. Unfortunately, the kidnappers seem to know all about the policy, and the insurance company, suspecting fraud, is refusing to pay out.

With nowhere to turn, Nick links up with Alex, a beautiful, street-smart woman who may be the only person capable of negotiating with his father's captors. But Nick soon discovers that the gravest dangers to him and his family are not the kidnappers and their guns, but the men in suits at a powerful firm with something to hide, and they will stop at nothing to keep Nick from unleashing the truth.

©2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic reviews

"A well-thought-out thriller." ( Booklist)
"John Bedford Lloyd handles the transitions well, keeping listeners hooked with the emotions of the situation, while delivering the chills of the tense action scenes." ( AudioFile)
"Grippando's experience as a trial lawyer shows in his depiction of Nick's frantic legal moves to clear his family's name; his extensive research into the kidnapping industry currently thriving in Latin America adds a harrowing dose of realism to a taut, well-constructed page-turner that seems destined for the big screen." ( Publishers Weekly)

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