Jake has a mid-level job with Hammond Aerospace in California and has no desire to climb up the corporate ladder. His knowledge of aircraft catches the interest of some of Hammond's senior members, and he is asked to take the place of his boss and join them at their yearly retreat. He reluctantly agrees and is surprised to find his ex, Ali, is one of the two women in attendance. She is special assistant to the new female CEO, and has recommended Jake for a special assignment.
The retreat is held in a luxurious and secluded place, where all electronics are forbidden. Things take a bad turn when a group of armed men, who appear to be hunters, take over the place and hold the occupants hostage for a big payoff. It becomes evident that there is more to this hostage taking than mere chance, and Jake seems to be the only one who can save them.
I love the way that Finder winds the past in with the future in flashbacks from Jake's youth and his time with Ali. This helps us to understand Jake as he and Ali try to bring us all that satisfying ending. The book gets more and more exciting as it progresses, and once again Finder keeps us at the edge of our seats in this well written tale
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
Date of Publication - August 21, 2007