Laura Hart is an ex police officer. Trained in the field of negotiating in hostage situations Laura left theforce when she saw her husband blown up whilst negotiating his release. It has
not been determined how the leak happened and questions remain unanswered. Laura now runs
professional courses for negotiators, looking after her two children and having long
conversations withher dead husband who pops up all the time, very much there in the physical
sense at least toLaura. This was the quirky part of the story but I just say its unusual,
not that it cant happen.
in the midst of this, a sting operation gets under way tracking three drug dealers who are using
Anglessey beach as a drop off point. What follows is every policeman's nightmare. A school
trip to the outlying islands for six year olds begins a hostage situation with one reckless,
dangerous lunatic and two others following his orders. When the detective in charge realises
he is out ofhis depth,he calls on Laura who has the skills to handle the situation. What
changes Laura mind to accept the case is when she realises that the child takenhostage along
with the teacher is none other than her own son.
This is a tense read with a lot of detail about the conflicts between the IRA and the British
Army. It added another strand to the story.
Sent by Avon Books UK for an unbiased review courtesy of Netgalley.
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