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The Freedom Broker: a heart-stopping, action-packed thriller

Book 1, A Thea Paris Novel

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The survival window for kidnap victims is small. And Thea Paris is running out of time.

Thea Paris, one of only twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom specialists in the world--and the only one who is a woman--is the best in the business. And she's facing the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life: her own father's.

As a child, Thea was forced to watch, paralyzed with fear, while her younger brother was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders. This life-changing experience drove her to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker.

When Thea's oil magnate father, Christos Paris, is snatched from his yacht off Santorini on his sixtieth birthday, days away from the biggest deal of his career, the brutal kidnappers leave the entire crew slaughtered in their wake. Can Thea rescue her father--and prevent this kidnapping from destroying her family for good?

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 31, 2016 – Kidnap and rescue expert Thea Paris, the heroine of Howe's promising debut, has suffered from survivor's guilt ever since her brother, Nikos, was kidnapped 20 years earlier at age 12 despite Niko's safe return. In the present day, the stakes get personal again when Thea's wealthy father, Christos, is kidnapped on his 60th birthday from his yacht, which was moored at the Greek island of Santorini. A powerful oil baron about to make the deal of a lifetime, Christos has certainly made his share of enemies. Thea expects a ransom demand, but instead a series of foreboding messages in Latin come to her father's phone. With no way to know whether her father is still alive, or who's behind the kidnapping, Thea must fight the clock, her own secrets, and those of her closest family members in order to find the truth. Howe, the executive director of ITW's annual Thrillerfest, provides nonstop action, believable characters, and a well-researched look at the world of international kidnapping.

Customer Reviews

Thrilling read

This book won’t disappoint you. Page by page it’s a thrilling read as the plot twists and turns.

Five stars!

I had the wonderful opportunity to read an advance copy of The Freedom Broker. Thea Paris, the main character, truly draws you in. I couldn't stop flipping pages. What a fantastic thriller - highly recommend pre-ordering to get your hands on one!

TFB Rocks, Socks, And Explodes Off The Pages!

I was able to get my hands on an Advance Reader Copy of K.J. Howe's THE FREEDOM BROKER, the first Thea Paris novel, but certainly not the last! I read lots of thrillers. TFB is as entertaining as they come. Jack (Reacher) and Jason (Bourne) need to make room for Thea (Paris). Ms. Howe and Ms. Paris are definitely here to stay. And I'm delighted. I think you will be too.

The Freedom Broker: a heart-stopping, action-packed thriller
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Feb 07, 2017
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Thea Paris Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 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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