A Maiden's Grave
By Jeffery Deaver
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451204295, 544pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: one hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages-a beautiful teacher who's willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.
Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen suspense novels, including The Blue Nowhere and The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. A lawyer who quit practicing to write full-time, he lives in California and Virginia.
"Chilling." San Francisco Chronicle
"Gripping" Denver Post
"Deaver writes the types of thrillers that would challenge even the most enthusiastic roller-coaster rider." Cleveland Plain Dealer