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ISBN:
0340770058
Author:
Greg Iles
Category:
Action & Adventure
Language:
English
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons; First Printing edition (2000)
Pages:
340 pages
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1396 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Iles’s latest brilliantly plotted tale walks the razor ’s edge between cinematic excess and bone-chilling suspense.

Iles’s latest brilliantly plotted tale walks the razor ’s edge between cinematic excess and bone-chilling suspense. A perfect Mississippi setting, a spot-on send-up of FBI assistance and a hair-raising finale complete the package.

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Twenty-four hours is all it takes for John Hickey to pull off the perfect crime. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again, and no one can stop him. But this time, he’s picked the wrong family to terrorize

Twenty-four hours is all it takes for John Hickey to pull off the perfect crime. But this time, he’s picked the wrong family to terrorize. They will do anything to keep her safe, including confronting a terrifying psychopath. They refuse to become victims. They refuse to let Hickey tear another family apart.

24 Hours is a bestselling novel written by American author Greg Iles. It was published in 2000 by Putnam (New York). The 2002 film Trapped is based on this book. Joe Hickey is a serial criminal working to extort money from wealthy doctors by kidnapping their children under a 24-hour ransom deadline designed to minimize police involvement. In what he decides will be his final kidnapping, he abducts Abby Jennings, child of Dr. Will Jennings, whom Joe Hickey blames for his mother's death

24 Hours Greg Iles A SIGNET BOOK Published by New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, .

24 Hours Greg Iles A SIGNET BOOK Published by New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam In. Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ, England Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V. 3B2 Penguin Books (.

Iles knows how to keep the reader turning the page and that skill was in full evidence in 24 Hours. Thoughts of "What next?" kept me going. Unfortunately, though, many of the plot developments were predictable, either through lack of the typical Iles creativity or because of too-heavy foreshadowing.

Greg Iles’s novels have been praised for their unusual depth of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game was no exception.

Publisher: Signet, New York, 2001. Greg Iles’s novels have been praised for their unusual depth of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game was no exception.

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24 Hours audiobook written by Greg Iles. Narrated by Jennifer Woodward. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast and Google Assistant. A superbly crafted and clever book’ (The Times) from Greg Iles, the New York Times N. bestseller. On the perfect night.

24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect day. About to become trapped in the perfect crime.

Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with his whole life ahead of him. He has a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a young daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught, and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's nightmare: the unstoppable kidnapping.

But this man has never met Will and Karen Jennings.

"Iles tells a riveting tale...Here is a major talent strutting his considerable stuff." - Denver Post

  • Snowseeker
it has been a LONG time since a book has kept me glued to each page....his character development is really good, the stories are well crafter have some life lesson comments and the the characters in some way keep you relating...but the last 50 pages of the last 5 I have ready are WOW. Couldn't put it down.
  • JOGETIME
Well this book was another good one from Mr. lies, but different from his last. This was book two in the Mississippi series and I gave the first one five stars which I rarely do. I vowed as I read this one that it wouldn't get five stars as I felt it wasn't as well written and there were some paragraphs that annoyed me. But......... The ending was just so powerful that I actually had tears in my eyes. Iam not sure if any book I have read ever affected me this way. For writing that can move someone like this, I have to give five stars"
  • Tygrarad
2/28/17 --- 24 Hours is one of Greg Iles BEST -- it keeps your attention from beginning to the exciting end. This is one of the best audiobooks I've had in 4-5 years -- You won't go wrong buying 24 Hours
  • Anayanis
Iles knows how to keep the reader turning the page and that skill was in full evidence in 24 Hours.

Thoughts of "What next?" kept me going. Unfortunately, though, many of the plot developments were predictable, either through lack of the typical Iles creativity or because of too-heavy foreshadowing. Finally, near the end, I did get a surprise--but not a good one. It was one of those times when the lead characters of a novel become so focused on their own goals that they risk many others trying to save their own butts and thus become 'people' I cannot really admire. In the case of Will and Karen, there wasn't much admiration to lose. They weren't among the author's most likable characters in the first place and so, while my mind was engaged, I couldn't get emotionally swept up in this story. The ending was a little rushed and not wholly satisfying.

There were also some nagging little details that might have been copyediting changes versus sloppiness on the part of Iles but, however they came to be, they annoyed me. A Disney Princess doll referred to over and over as a 'Barbie'... a 2-liter soda that later seems to have morphed into a can... a package of birth-control pills in the medicine chest of a woman whose motherhood had previously been blamed on an inability to tolerate those pills.

If this book had been written by an unknown, I perhaps would not have felt the disappointment I did after finishing this book. But this is Greg Iles and I've come to expect better of Iles.
  • Frei
The story line is one that a person could easily relate to. I was quickly totally absorbed into this book. It was a fast read because I couldn't put it down for long. It had my interest as soon as I turned over the first page. I think Greg Iles is a great author. I can hardly wait to read another of his thrillers.
  • Lesesshe
Well constructed kidnap for ransom novel that certainly seemed plausibly original and effective for a serial kidnapper. Some of the action seemed less plausible but what parent wouldn’t use any resource to safely effect the return of a son or daughter. Very engaging, terrifying—a real page turner!
  • Captain America
Joe Hickey is one smart sadist. Like your more successful gamblers, he knows that walking away from the table when you're ahead is usually the best policy. For five years he has supported himself and his collaborators with his patiently-won earnings, the produce from his kidnappings--only one perfectly planned abduction per year--of the young children of well-to-do doctors. His crimes are so well thought out that Hickey knows his victims will neither attack him nor call the police, either during the kidnapping or after their children's safe return. He is confident enough in his planning that he uses his real name--rubbing his victims' noses in their impotence--and is unconcerned if they happen to have access to firearms. The distraught parents of Hickey's targeted children bend to his will--a rather unpleasant business given his demands--because they have to.

Hickey's sixth kidnapping, of five-year-old juvenile diabetic Abby Jennings, is the subject of Greg Iles' taut, perfectly plotted, utterly gripping 24 Hours. The Jenningses may be having the worst day of their lives in the book, but you'll have a great one as you neglect your responsibilities, lock yourself in your bedroom, and read Iles' novel from cover to cover.

Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
I have been delighted after enjoying Greg Iles "The Quiet Game" and as avid reader coming upon a good author proceeded to buy more of his books, but "24 hours", I confess, got me a little disappointed
The plot is simple, the daughter of a very rich doctor is abducted and taken to a remote location and his wife psychologically and sexually abused at home by one of his kidnappers while he is attending a convention far from home as a keynote speaker, that brings about a very gripping clear cut fast paced plot full of action packed suspense page after page displaying also good outlines of the villain Joe Hickey and the doctor's wife Karen but on the other hand a very bad portrait of the nationwide power of the FBI which was left to a very unacceptable passive role.
Back to the plot, well written, quality also ebbs when the author fails to provide a proper ending which begins to loom as from the time when Will, the Doctor, decides to come to the rescue of his daughter on his own, performing incredible feats not a normal human being would, which I do not find appropriate to elaborate for the benefit of other readers.