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Publisher's Summary

A detective faces a horrifying choice between love and duty in this hair-raising debut. Reminiscent of the best in today's suspense, from Jeffery Deaver's roller-coaster twists to James Patterson's cinematic pacing, Run the Risk introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers behind Twin Peaks and The X-Files, he knows something about creating eerie and atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory. Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises. None of the evidence, and yet all of it, seems relevant. A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard. Finally, a teenaged girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo knows that this girl is her daughter. Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom, her will, and her every skill.
©2005 Scott Frost; (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Frost has created a puzzle with razor-sharp edges, and as the stakes grow, he keeps putting new pieces on the table." (Booklist)
"Frost's screenwriting roots (Twin Peaks, The X-Files) provide a solid background as he expertly shows rather than tells how the brainy bomber outwits his pursuers....This, the first in a series, is a jaw-dropper that will leave readers clamoring for more." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Jessica on 10-10-07

Good Book

This book was great. Not too graphic with the murder description, that stuff turns my stomach! The second book "Never Fear" is also great.

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By Luc on 09-14-05

If you like the TV show 24, you'll like this book

The plot has as many twists and turns as 24 and Jack Bauer. When you think it's over, there is one more surprise around the corner. THis was the 1st book I listened to by SCott Frost and I got hooked, 9 hours went by fast... perfect for that long flight overseas!

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