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Summary

Two men. One gun. No escape.

A gripping Colter Shaw short story from the master of suspense, with a twist you won’t see coming. 

A captive held at gunpoint.

In search of a missing woman in Kansas, unique investigator Colter Shaw finds himself in the middle of a violent kidnapping that sends shock waves through the rural community.

An investigator running out of time.

Someone has taken a local man captive and barricaded themselves in a lake-side property. The phone line has been cut and Shaw is the only person with a chance of getting the innocent victim out alive.

A twist nobody saw coming.

But before long the case takes an unexpected turn, and Shaw begins to suspect that the simple kidnapping has a darker purpose - one that might end with murder....

©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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A great short story.

Enjoyed this little tale. Not as straightforward as first thought. Great length for it.