A detective faces a horrifying choice between love and duty in this hair-raising debut.
Reminiscent of the best in today’s suspense—from Jeffery Deaver’s
roller-coaster twists to James Patterson’s cinematic pacing—Run the Risk
introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers
behind Twin Peaks, he knows something about creating eerie and
atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who
faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story
as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory.
Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her
from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises.
None of the evidence—and yet all of it—seems relevant. A small-time
shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites
in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard. Finally, a
teenage girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in
the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo knows that
this girl is her daughter.
Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail
of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom,
her will, and her every skill. Download and start listening now!