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A new original story from the best-selling and award-winning master of suspense, featuring Colter Shaw.

Colter Shaw is a career "reward-seeker", making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw's experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor's motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.

©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Unfinished

Shaw is a good character and his cases are interesting. So far, Deaver has created some very good short stories. However, in this book, Shaw's search for a runaway is sidetracked by a hostage situation. This story is quite good, and resolves nicely in under an hour. Nevertheless, I am not going to give 5 stars because the original case remains open. Yes, the title is about the secondary development, but the runaway's case is left hanging, as if Deaver thinks that Shaw or we should not care about it any more.

KG's narration is really good on the character voices.

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Incomplete story

Very unsatisfactory ending he never finished the story which is kind of the point of a short story a complete waste of a credit

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Great Short Story

love these small little bits in the life of Shaw, and how the characters overlap with other Deaver novels.

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loving me some Colter Shaw

Colter Shaw is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters of all time. want more!