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No Second Chance

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Description

When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter...
Dr. Marc Seidman has been shot twice, his wife has been murdered, and his six-month-old daughter has been kidnapped. When he gets the ransom note-he knows he has only one chance to get this right. But there is nowhere he can turn and no one he can trust.

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 24, 2003 – Supercharged by a father's fierce drive to rescue his kidnapped daughter, Coben's third stand-alone thriller proves far more gripping than his second, Tell No One. Marc Seidman, a plastic surgeon near New York City, wakes up in a hospital to learn that he has been gravely wounded, his wife shot dead and his infant daughter, Tara, snatched. The ensuing narrative, which shuttles between third person and Marc's first person, covers more than a year in Marc's hunt for Tara and climaxes twice with his fumbling of payments in response to ransom demands, plunging him into despair. A smartly drawn supporting cast supports Marc in his quest, including an old girlfriend—an ex-FBI agent—who reappears in his life; Marc's lawyer, who's also his best friend; a cop/FBI duo who for a while suspect Marc of engineering the snatch and ransom demands; and a working-class hero who joins forces with Marc near the end of his hunt and steals every scene he's in. On the villain's side lurk several shady folk, including a psychopathic former child star and her hulking boyfriend. The plot is overly complicated, and there's a revelation at book's end that veteran thriller readers will have sussed out long before. Those flaws matter little, though, in the face of the emotional onslaught of Marc's gut-wrenching, self-questioning, relentless narration, which will carry readers like a tidal wave through the novel's twists and turns. What Coben's thriller lacks in originality, it makes up for in sheer vigor; few browsers or dippers will put this down.

Customer Reviews

No Second Chance

Excellent read. No r-rated scenes. Great plot with a twist I never expected!

Amazing

One of the best books I've ever read. Even though there are an over-abundance of characters, as well as twists & turns, I was still able to keep up. Amazing storyline. Definitely going to read ALL of Harlan's books, but will be going to my local library for FREE. There are waaay too many editing probs in this book. I'm not criticizing the author but the editing was the WORST I've ever seen. The 1st paragraph in EVERY chapter has words that run together & it was difficult to read. This isn't a "font" problem or that the book downloaded incorrectly. The problem was the same on my iPhone & iPad, and there were numerous combined words throughout the book as well. Pretty aggravating for a $9.99 book, and haven't had this prob with any other books downloaded into iBooks (I read 3 per wk) This book is a MUST READ but don't pay through iBooks. Not sure I'd trust the editing.

Good story, bad editing

With such abysmal editing, it's a bit of a challenge to keep focus on the story. Note to author: great story, but you may want to fire your editor(s). Note to publisher/editor: you may want to either take pride in your work or seek another profession.

No Second Chance
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Apr 27, 2004
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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