DEAD LINE, by Chris Ewan
But Trent is sure that wealthy, handsome Jerome Moreau, sadistic lover, yacht-broker and smuggler, knows what happened to Aimee. Just as Trent is about to grab Moreau, the whole game changes as a particularly violent kidnap gang grabs Moreau right in front of Trent. The following negotiations are torturous, Trent's non-stop emotional downhill slide in described endlessly, his relationship with an ex-police officer is glacial, there's an unidentified watcher across the street from Trent's scuzzy apartment. And, in my view, the ending is blah, despite the bloodbath. It's, at best, a 3.
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