The Five-Day Nightmare
The clock is ticking as a husband frantically tries to save his abducted wife in this fast-paced crime novel by “a real pro” (The New York Times Book Review). Twenty-five grand if he wants his wife back alive. That’s the demand on the ransom note Lloyd Johnson found sitting in his typewriter. It has to be in unmarked bills—and it has to be delivered in five days. To make it worse, the kidnapper dropped the names of his previous victims—one who’d made it back home to her husband, and one who hadn’t. Armed with this information, Johnson hopes further investigation of those cases will improve his—and his wife’s—chances. But the more he learns, the worse things look, and time is running out, in this twisting tale by the Edgar Award–winning author.