Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who is just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped -- Alone -- Terrified. Now forget her. Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge. She is methodical -- calculating -- scientific in her plotting. A clinical sociopath? Leaving thing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits' for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors. The agents trying to find a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?
Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and a law professor. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan and St. Johns Universities, is a graduate of Suffolk Law School, and was a trial lawyer in Chicago prior to moving to Massachusetts. She has been honored three times by the Faulkner Society in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a physicist, and their son. Method 15/33 is her first novel.