Pursuit

Pursuit

By Gene Hackman

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781451623574, 344pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

Description
Gene Hackman, acclaimed actor and author of "Payback at Morning Peak, " takes aim at a clear target: telling a good story ("St. Augustine Record") in this contemporary thriller.
GENE HACKMAN brings his richly diverse literary voice to a gripping new thriller that pits a devoted police sergeant against a predator who may cost her everything that matters.
"I ll say this for the last time. Take your hand off the shotgun." In a tense standoff with a shopping mall shooter, Sergeant Juliette Worth has the suspect about to surrender then in a few explosive seconds, she takes him down.
Usually a by-the-book cop, Julie has too much at stake, raising her daughter on her own, to break protocol until the mall killer pushes her over the line. Instead of kudos for saving his hostage, the Missouri State Criminal Investigation Unit hands Julie cold case duty. Among the forgotten files, she uncovers a disturbing connection between disappearances from years ago all pretty girls, all presumed runaways. Now Julie's instincts have her hunting a predator still very much in the picture. Someone who pulls Julie into a harrowing chase by abducting her own daughter. . . .


About the Author
Gene Hackman has always had a yearning to write. Growing up in Danville, Illinois, he spent time at his grandfather s small newspaper office and accompanied his uncle, a reporter, on assignments. After service in the Marines, Gene began his acting career in the theater, then went on to star in such movies as Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection, The Conversation, and Unforgiven. He is the winner of two Academy Awards(r).