savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny
wooden cage—is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch
her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first?
Apart from a shaky
eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has
nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to
find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from
bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as
possible, but first he must understand more about her.
As he uncovers the
details of the young woman’s singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge
that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also
extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex’s life will be the
least of Commandant Verhoeven’s considerable challenges.
When this book won the prestigious Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award in 2013, the judges praised it by saying, “An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader…A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet.” Download and start listening now!