Hello, Nancy.You’re at your usual locker at Fitness Plus. The time is 09:15.Your cell phone is dead, your home phone won’t answer and your daughter, Beth, is home with the nanny.It will take you 18 minutes to get home. If you drive fast.Shame. You’re already 18 minutes late . . . The kidnappers' only stipulation is that Nancy must tell her husband, Michael. Her only problem is, she doesn’t kw where he is. But she recalls him mentioning a number she should call if anything unusual happens. This triggers a Code Red at specialist security company Cruxys Solutions, who send investigators Ruth Gonzales and Andy Vaslik to track him down. But they can't find a single trace of him. What do you do when a child’s life depends on finding a man who doesn't seem to exist?Praise: Readers who enjoy Harlan Coben and Joseph Finder will happily get lost in the nightmare presented here. —Booklist [An] intriguing and inventive plot. —Mystery Scene Gonzalez and Vaslik make an appealingly mismatched investigative unit. —Kirkus Reviews
Adrian Magson (UK) is the author of the Harry Tate novels, the Lucas Rocco novels, and the Marc Portman novels. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, and has been short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger and the East Midlands Book Awards. Adrian writes two regular columns for Writing Magazine. Visit him online at www.adrianmagson.com.