Hostage

Author: Skye Warren,Annika Martin

Publisher: Skye Warren & Annika Martin

ISBN: 1944736050

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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I never knew when he¿d come to me. Only that he would.
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Hostage

A Novel

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780307567697

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1107

The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L.A.’s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all. Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility. From the Hardcover edition.
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Hostage

Author: Willo Davis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481457888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7512

When eleven-year-old Kaci interrupts burglars in the process of robbing her house, she and her nosy elderly neighbor Mrs. Banducci are kidnapped and held hostage by the desperate and ruthless criminals.
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Hostage

Author: Guy Delisle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547717

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

View: 1623

HOW DOES ONE SURVIVE WHEN ALL HOPE IS LOST? In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation. Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted colour washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Hostage

A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates

Author: Paul Chandler,Rachel Chandler,Sarah Edworthy

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613744451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6955

On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the "Lynn Rival," in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. The book chronicles the aftermath of the attack, and how the Chandlers' captors held them in Somalia for more than a year while trying to extort millions of dollars from their middle-class family. It goes on to describe how despite enduring threats, intimidation, solitary confinement, and even whippings, their unshakable belief in each other and their determination to survive sustained them. With its detailed, day-to-day account of the experience of being held captive by pirates, this unique and inspiring story will resonate with travelers the world over.
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The ISIS Hostage: One Man's True Story of Thirteen Months in Captivity

Author: Puk Damsgard

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681774720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2368

Danish photographer Daniel Rye was taken capture by the Islamic State for thirteen months —this is his story. In May 2013, Daniel Rye traveled to Syria for a planned three-day trip to photograph the effects of the war on civilians. While there, he was captured by ISIS and held for a nightmarish thirteen months. Held alongside hostages of 13 different nationalities, Daniel was starved and tortured, and he was the last of the hostages to leave captivity alive. Walking readers through Daniel’s everyday experiences in captivity, this compelling account also follows Daniel’s family and their nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers, tracing their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas and offering a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American freelance journalist and fellow hostage James Foley. Capitalizing on a Danish legal loophole, Daniel’s friends and family were ultimately able to raise $2.2 million to secure his release. Written with Daniel’s full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists, and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage offers a compelling window into life under the veil of the Islamic State and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship and survival.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Hostage

A Novel

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734054

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5318

“Breathtaking.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman tackles a new case—this time involving the US government—in the next pulse-pounding book in Kristina Ohlsson’s internationally acclaimed crime series. Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft’s lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments. Police superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic and often abrasive Eden Lundell from the security service’s counterterrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police. The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought, and they also must battle against the US government’s fear of a new terrorist attack. Now it’s a race against time as Fredrika, Alex, and Eden search for possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. Will they find a solution before the plane runs out of fuel?
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The Hostage

Author: W. E. B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515142402

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 8590

Department of Homeland Security agent Charley Castillo conducts a discreet investigation involving the brother-in-law of a murdered diplomat, a man possessing key information about America's scandalous food-for-oil program.
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Hostage

Author: Nancy Mankins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780849943546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 6145

This incredible book retells the true-life account of three American missionaries who, while serving in the jungles of Panama, were kidnapped in January 1993 by leftist rebels. The hostages' wives worked together to create a complete account of their story.
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Hostage at the Table

How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance

Author: George Kohlrieser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9539

George Kohlrieser—an international leadership professor, consultant, and veteran hostage negotiator—explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. Step by step, he outlines the seven key factors that anyone can use to remove the blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and shows how business leaders, in particular, can develop and access the skills they need to create trust and a positive mind-set in their companies.
Posted in Business & Economics

Hostage

Author: Alex Kropp

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781926847290

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 83

View: 2042

12-16 yrs.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Hostage

Author: E. D. G. Smith

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606477676

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4265

Its the 1880s and Brad and Audrey Benton, are on their way to Denver with their father. The stagecoach in which theyre riding is held-up, and when the outlaws find the strongbox empty, they take Brad and Audreys father with them and tell the driver to have money next time. The Sheriff and his posse spend two days searching for their father. But when they are unsuccessful, Brad and Audrey begin their own search for the outlaws and their father. This is the saga of two young adults, facing many challenges including the wilderness of Colorado, wolves, a blizzard, and one of the wests most dangerous outlaws. How will they overcome these challenges in their search for their father? The author was raised in the rural Northwest and is currently a computer specialist with the Federal Government. During his evenings and weekends, he directs his Churchs 20-piece praise band, gives private music lessons, and writes novels. Hostage is number 2 of the Benton Series.
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Hostage

Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524736996

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4218

"Adapted from Hostage, originally published in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books in 2014."
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Hostage

Author: Chris Cramer,Sim Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 7565

Posted in Political Science

Taken Hostage

The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam

Author: David R. Farber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691119168

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 4841

"Farber has produced a succinct and authoritative book on the [Iran] hostage crisis that is well researched, engagingly written, and persuasive in its conclusions. What's more, it's a real page turner."--Fredrik Logevall, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Held Hostage

The True Story of a Mother and Daughter's Kidnapping

Author: Michelle Renee

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0425213013

Category: True Crime

Page: 291

View: 8770

Recounts the kidnapping of bank vice president Michelle Renee and her young daughter who were taped with explosives and given orders to rob Michelle's own bank or be killed, but the authorities suspected Michelle as orchestrating the crime.
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Zohrab, the Hostage

Author: James Justinian Morier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 326

View: 5655

Posted in English fiction

Hostage

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307599582

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 9247

In 1975, Shaltiel Feigenberg, a Jewish writer from Brooklyn, endures a nightmarish abduction by Arab and Italian captors by sharing poignant stories from his childhood years spent hiding from the Nazis.
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Hostage

Kidnapped on the High Seas

Author: Linda Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990331926

Category: Hormuz, Strait of

Page: 242

View: 6031

Known for her powerful female protagonists who refuse to back down in the face of evil, New York Times bestselling author Linda Davies somehow found herself in a situation that could have been ripped from the pages of one of her thrillers. In 2005, Linda was living happily with her family in Dubai. Ever the adventurer, she was on the maiden voyage of her new catamaran alongside her husband when the boat's captain unknowingly sailed into sharply contested waters in the Strait of Hormuz, off the coast of Iran. Soon the trio were surrounded by gun boats and boarded by armed Iranian marines. Over the next two weeks Linda was held hostage by one of the most feared regimes in the world, with no reason to expect anything but the worst. The story of her imprisonment and harrowing escape, which she has worked so hard in the past to forget, is told in candid and shocking detail. Crackling with tension, it is also laced through with black humor and insight. Iran is perhaps the most hated and the least understood country in modern society and Linda's account gives a rare, illuminating glimpse into the realities of the oppressive regime.
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