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THE RISK AGENT
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
Versatile bestseller Pearson kicks off an exciting new suspense series with a decidedly international flair. Pearson takes readers on a roller-coaster ride deep into the world of Chinese business and politics. Kidnappings around the world have become dangerously prevalent and this one personally touches the lives of Pearson’s new protagonists. The pacing is fast and furious and the danger nonstop in this incredible new thriller. Pearson’s definitely got his game on!
Rutherford Risk specializes in hostage negotiation and recovery, but since private investigators are illegal in China, that makes things difficult. Construction giant The Berthold Group has won a significant contract to build in China. One of their employees, Lu Hao, and Rutherford operative Cletus Danner, have been kidnapped. Rutherford puts together a team with a vested interest in the hostages. Grace Chu is a forensic accountant who helped Lu Hao get his job. John Knox is an import/exporter with special skills and close ties to Danner. Together, Grace and John must follow the clues and money to find the hostages in time. (PUTNAM, Jun., 432 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: June 2012