James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author.
"A blisteringly paced story that cuts to the bone. It left me ripping through pages deep into the night."
RTBookReviews selected In Desperation as a finalist for a REVIEWERS' CHOICE BEST BOOK AWARD in the category of Suspense / Thriller.
Jack Gannon is pushed to the brink...
A single mother answers a knock at her door and enters a nightmare...
Eleven-year-old Tilly Martin is dragged from her suburban bedroom. Her mother Cora pleads for mercy but the kidnappers are clear: if they don't get their $5 million back in five days, Tilly dies. If anyone contacts police, Tilly dies.
A reporter receives a heart-stopping email that rips open the past...
Journalist Jack Gannon's estranged sister, Cora, vanished decades ago. Now she is frantically reaching out to him for help. Cora tells him about the shameful mistakes she's made -- but she guards the one secret that may be keeping her daughter alive.
Time is running out...
In the U.S. and Mexico, police and the press go flat out on Tilly's case. But as Gannon digs deeper into his anguished sister's past, the hours tick down on his niece's life.
RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Finalist