Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson

This thriller is too close to the truth for you not be frightened when reading it...

Emily Bestler Books sent me an ARC of this to read for review (thank you).  The book has been published, so you can grab a copy now.

I haven't read this author before but I will now.  The pace of the book is marvelous, every character in it is busy, and it sounds authentic.

It's a plane that is being taken hostage.  There's a note in the bathroom that says there is a bomb on board and the demands must be met or it will be detonated.  There are four hundred people on board.  The demands are in different countries.  They want a man released from custody for deportation in Sweden and they want a high security jail facility the US controls to shut down.  

As is usual, agencies all have their own secrets and they don't want to share them.  Even with all those people on board, they quote about the greater good and how they must save the world, not just a plane.  While everyone fights over who gets to know what, their time fritters away...

They can tell that someone is playing them.  Someone is leaving a trail for them, but they don't know who or why.  While they try to figure out, they get messages from Germany that gives them information on the case in Sweden.  Why is Germany involved?

It's a tense ride on this plane.  With all the politics, personal problems, and an intelligent enemy this is tale that sticks with you.  There's danger in the air now and this book reflects modern times.

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