The Risk Agent (Risk Agent, Book 1)

By Ridley Pearson

Number one long island instances bestselling writer Ridley Pearson starts off an electrifying new mystery series.

After a chinese language nationwide operating for an American-owned building corporation is abducted in Shanghai, Rutherford Risk—a hostage rescue firm—is known as in. yet in China, deepest research is against the law, and working inside of its borders may be difficult.

For the activity, the corporate recruits outsiders: Grace Chu, a cultured forensic specialist, to persist with the money—and John Knox, a troublesome charger who's skilled in either strive against and the road tradition of Shanghai. yet following the cash ends up in extra complicated and unsafe results than both expected. who's in the back of the abduction? What are their actual causes? And extra vital, can Knox and style retailer the hostages ahead of the cut-off date?

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Her toes bounced down the stairs. one other guy stuck her legs. They arrived on the floor point to a suite of doorways. She kicked unfastened, stuck the door because it got here open and smacked it into the brow of the fellow at her ft. He dropped her. the single at the back of her allow pass of her correct arm. She elbowed this guy within the throat, and fell to the steps as he dropped her thoroughly. The door to the surface thumped close. She scrambled to her toes and bumped into the development, a grid of aisles and store stalls. Amy knocked consumers apart, attempting to distance herself from her pursuers.

S. defense force tv feed, Knox had joined the ranks of company executives, collage professors and some opt for executive staff handpicked via Kozlowski to observe reside video games with him and some Marines, precisely twelve hours off the U. S. air time. through the years, he’d built a wary friendship with Kozlowski, who, by way of acceptance, obtained just about nobody. Knox usually questioned if the guy have been a secret agent. Knox gone through the thorough safeguard fee and was once greeted via Kozlowski. Tall and strikingly good-looking, he had a receding hairline disguised through a virtually shaved head.

Simply that? ” Knox requested. “Nothing extra particular? ” “Village was once identify enough,” the motive force spoke back. “Only this one village? ” Grace inquired. “No. subsequent we went to Wan Beicun. ” Knox took photos with the iPhone. “Take us there, please,” Knox acknowledged. The going used to be tough and gradual on slim dust roads intended for tuo los angeles ji and water buffalo. They traveled via a half-dozen negative villages and arrived twenty mins later at a crossroads. back, the van stopped. “This is it? ” Grace requested. “This was once final cease earlier than go back to Chongming.

The abductors might be hunted down through police, stuck and carried out. interval. They recognize that. we all know that. whether or not they intended to take our guy or no longer, it’s too overdue now. That’s why they’ve set a comparatively brief timetable for the ransom—to get this over speedy. Get out of stay away from. yet make no mistake: as soon as it’s paid, they’ll kill and bury a minimum of our man, perhaps either hostages. It’s the most secure circulation. ” “Mother of God,” Marquardt whispered. “But remember,” Primer stated, “they nonetheless wish the ransom. To win it, they should supply us a minimum of another proof-of-life.

If he have been minding Lu Hao for Rutherford and The Berthold workforce, then he may have recognized all approximately Lu’s “consulting” paintings. So there has been a minimum of a small probability he’d have made a replica of Lu’s books, or created his personal model, or maybe even made notes approximately the place Lu Hao saved his private files. Likewise, if Danner had had any suspicions approximately Lu Hao’s customers, he may need famous it just before their abduction. Knox may gladly keep on with any leads that Danner had left at the back of. Pudong had arisen from shipyards and rice paddies 20 years past and was once now the Wall road of Shanghai.

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