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The Freedom Broker

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There are twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom (K&R) specialists in the world. Only one is a woman: Thea Paris. And she's the best in the business.

Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Returned after a harrowing nine months with his captors, Thea's brother has never been the same.

This life-shattering experience drove Thea to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker. Most hostage-recovery work is done at the negotiation table, but when diplomacy fails, Thea leads Quantum Security International's black-ops team on highly sensitive rescue missions to political hot spots around the globe.

Her childhood nightmare resurfaces when her 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 left the entire crew slaughtered in their wake, but strangely, there are no ransom demands, no political appeals, no prisoner release requests-just obscure and foreboding texts written in Latin sent from burner phones.

Knowing the survival window for kidnap victims is small, Thea throws herself into the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life-but will she be able to 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

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.

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!

Thrilling read

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

The Freedom Broker
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Feb 07, 2017
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with 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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