24 Hours

By Greg Iles

Greg Iles's novels were praised for his or her strange intensity of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game was once no exception. Reviewers referred to as it "beautifully crafted" (The windfall SundayJournal), "heartbreakingly sincere" (Cleveland simple Dealer), and easily "a grand mystery with a superb Southern seasoning" (The Orange County Register). In 24 Hours, Iles takes readers on a daringly completed roller-coaster experience with sufficient twists and surprises to final a lifetime.

24 Hours starts off with the best relations. at the ideal evening. approximately to develop into trapped within the ideal crime. Will Jennings is a profitable younger surgeon in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving perform, a stunning spouse, and a five-year-old daughter he loves past degree. yet Will and his kin are being watched through a con guy and psychopath who could be a genius. a guy who has crafted the unbeatable crime. a guy who hasn't ever been stuck and whose sufferers have by no means talked to the police. a guy whose life's paintings moves on the center of each family's unstated worry: the unstoppable kidnapping.

But this guy hasn't ever met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings.

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I suggest, you by no means killed anyone, correct? ” “It’s simply that you simply appear to have loads of animosity towards me in my view. ” “You think that? Huh. can be, i suppose. good, let’s depart that for now. ’Cause I’m approximately to teach you what a pleasant man i'm. I’m approximately to set it up so your little princess will get her insulin. ” “Thank God. ” “God’s received not anything to do with this. allow me consult my associate. ” “Joe, may I communicate with my spouse for a second? ” “Put Cheryl on, document. ” Will held out the telephone. “Get within the rest room whereas I’m talking,” she acknowledged. “Your associate didn’t inform me to move within the rest room. ” She shook the automated at him. “Get within the goddamn toilet! ” Will held up his fingers and subsidized into the spacious cubicle of white marble and gold furnishings. He saved the knob grew to become as he closed the door, and after he heard Cheryl’s voice resume, opened it a few inches and placed his ear to the crack. “Why didn’t we all know approximately this medication factor? ” she requested. “Well, I don’t love it. Getting at the highway along with her is risky. What if a cop stops you? . . . Okay... I’m o.k., i assume. yet this man isn’t just like the others, Joey... I don’t know the way. His eyes are on me each moment. He’s like a wolf, watching for his chance... i do know. i do know. ok. Thirty mins. ” Will positioned his eye to the crack and observed Cheryl grimace as she hung up. “All transparent? ” he requested, pushing open the door. “Yeah. ” “What did he say? ” “He’s taking the drugs for your little lady. I suggest, he’s taking your spouse to offer her the shot. See? If we didn’t care what occurred to her, could we take a hazard to get her drugs to her? ” “Yes. since you understand if whatever occurred to Abby through the evening, you wouldn’t get your funds. ” “You wouldn’t recognize no matter if something had occurred to her or now not. ” “If I don’t get affirmation that Abby’s gotten her insulin inside seven hours, I’ll suppose she’s long gone into ketoacidosis. And you’ll speak then. You’ll speak if i need to holiday each bone on your physique, separately. ” The danger appeared to don't have any influence on Cheryl. From her expression, he obtained the sensation she’d heard such issues sooner than. might be she idea he wasn’t able to such barbarity. or even she knew he wasn’t. “You imagine Joey hasn’t considered that? ” she requested. I don’t even understand the place your child is. yet no matter if I did, and also you tortured it out of me, the police couldn’t potentially get there in thirty mins. i do know that needless to say. ” With the gun nonetheless in her correct hand, Cheryl rubbed either hands as though she have been chilly. “And you don’t are looking to commence making threats to Joey, health practitioner. He might do loads of issues for your little woman in addition to kill her, you recognize? You’re now not protecting any playing cards the following. ” Will closed his eyes and fought a nauseating rush of terror. “Who the hell is that this Joey? ” Cheryl checked out him like he used to be an fool. “He’s my husband. ” Abby lay dozing on an outdated couch within the cabin. A crocheted comforter lay over her. Huey sat at the ground beside her, whittling slowly at a section of cedar. Huey used to be worried. He knew the little lady used to be going to be scared whilst she awakened, and that scared him.

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