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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Willis Walker Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Molly Cates Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780307702586
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Kidnapped by a cult of religious fanatics, an Austin school bus driver and eleven of his young charges have been held underground at the group’s highly fortified compound for forty-six days. While a team of federal negotiators begins to lose all hope of rescuing the hostages, crime reporter Molly Cates sets out to discover everything she can about the cult’s iron-willed leader, Samuel Mordecai. And as the clock ticks inexorably, she takes the role of Clarisse Starling opposite Mordecai’s Hannibal Lecter, engaging in a psychological confrontation as harrowing as any in The Silence of the Lambs.

Tough, terrifying, and relentlessly heart-wrenching, this is a novel whose images no reader will ever forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • You are not going to be able to put it down! The Washington Times
  • The suspense is unrelenting! San Francisco Chronicle    

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randa | 2/16/2014

    " I liked the storyline and the plot of this book. Apart from the necessary action sequence, it could have been a real story. The pace of the storytelling is also good, I read it almost in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Pawlish | 2/5/2014

    " One of the best books I've ever read, I even wanted to cry at the end. That's incredible writing! It's a great story, a great mystery, and you won't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/26/2014

    " I began this book because I thought it was a mystery and I am a huge mystery fan. However, it could be, what might be thought of as a YA book. It is about a group of school kids that are kidnapped and their bus buried, with the kids in it. It has so many literary references in it that no matter which genre is falls into the genre is elevated.. The title of the book is a literary quote, which I leave other readers to find. Suspenseful and educational. Recommended by my daughter, a high school librarian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/11/2014

    " Creepy. Suspensful. AMAZING!!! Just go out and read it, okay? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sara warner | 12/30/2013

    " read this Austin author too long ago to remember much more than it was cool that these were all set in Austin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/13/2013

    " I liked some of her other work better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 11/27/2013

    " Great audiobook with Anna Fields narrating. Miss her voice so much. It is always a treat to find a book she read that I have not listened to yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Injuneer | 11/24/2013

    " a four and a half/maybe a five "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Marx | 11/16/2013

    " A very suspensfull read! I can't wait to read more by the author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene Arteta | 11/14/2013

    " One of the scariest books I've ever read--with a tremendous story behind it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 5/17/2013

    " I loved this thriller. It's fast-paced and you're almost scared to find out what happens next. You keep rooting for the characters and you feel kinda sorry for Mordecai. It's a whirlwind of events and you can't wait to get to the finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 3/18/2013

    " This book was fanatastic. The bus driver was a hero, and the children were amazingly brave and resilient. I loved the characters, the plot was different, and the author writes like a dream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy Elkins | 1/11/2013

    " One of my favorite books...ever! When I started reading it I wasnt sure I would even enjoy it but as I easily progressed through the book I fell inlove with it! Great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 11/23/2012

    " This book won both the Anthony and Mcavity awards and is one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read. A real I-can't-put-this-down-until-I-finish-it book but you don't want it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 10/7/2011

    " This is a story you will never forget....I recommend highly! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 8/18/2011

    " Read for Mystery Book Club 3/2004 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vasha7 | 7/17/2011

    " Well done suspense, good human interactions. Ending could have been even better than it was, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 5/29/2011

    " I'd read anything by this Austin author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 1/28/2011

    " Again, a very scarey mystery but "Legion" is stil my favorite bad guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla Lien | 12/18/2010

    " BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie | 6/17/2010

    " One of my favorites! It is so intense and draws you into the situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/12/2010

    " Very Good; Continuing character: crime reporter Molly Cates; religious zealot seals kids and bus driver underground while authorities determine how to rescue them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Cox | 7/4/2009

    " This book was a surprise. I picked it up on a whim. It turned out to be a pretty good story. It deals with a cult who is holding 11 school children and their bus driver hostage. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Willis Walker

Mary Willis Walker is an American crime fiction author.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.