The Risk Agent
By Ridley Pearson
(Jove Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780515153040, 555pp.)
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
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After a Chinese national working for an American-owned construction company is kidnapped in Shanghai, Rutherford Risk--a hostage rescue firm--is called in. But in China, private investigation is illegal, and operating within its borders will be difficult.
For the job, the company recruits two outsiders: Grace Chu, a refined forensic expert, to follow the money--and John Knox, a hard charger who is experienced in both combat and the street culture of Shanghai. But following the money leads to more complex and hazardous consequences than either anticipated. Who is behind the kidnapping? What are their true motives? And more important, can Knox and Grace save the hostages before the deadline?
“If we had a Thriller Hall of Fame, Ridley Pearson would be a first-ballot certainty.”—Lee Child
“Ridley Pearson writes some of the tightest thriller fiction around.”—Scott Turow
“Brace yourself.”—Chicago Tribune
“A cunning thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Rich with the atmosphere of Shanghai and filled with breathtaking suspense.”—Library Journal (starred review)