Stealing People

Stealing People

Book - 2015
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London, January 2014. In the space of 32 hours, in a well-planned and highly organized operation, six billionaires' children are taken off the streets of London in a series of slickly well-executed kidnaps. The gang demands 25 million per hostage for 'expenses' - not ransom. And when your child goes missing, you need Charles Boxer: a man with little left to lose who'll stop at nothing to save families suffering what he has. The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Boxer will do more than police can - but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him.
Publisher: London :, Orion Books,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781409148203
Characteristics: 374 pages

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wendybradley
Jan 02, 2018

Forget it. The plot is unbelievable. The characters are about as thin as the paper the book is printed on. I abhor the violence.

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StarGladiator
Feb 19, 2017

I would define this fiction as pre-Brexit: before the Brits came to to their senses. [I know, anything pro-worker and pro-labor should be labeled as racist and sexist, but I don't subscribe to psychometrically-weighted Identity Politics.]
At first the book appears twisty, but as it goes on it's simply sophmoric - - the author attempting to sound pseudo-sophisticated and global, but instead throwing in far too many unnecessary story contrivances, such as having the characters balk at what they feel may be stereotyping, then having the characters behave in stereotypical manner! Ludicrous fiction!
Obviously it is a set-up, and even has a character explaining this, but the book meanders on.
Lost interest about one-third of the way through . . . .

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mbbmbb
Aug 21, 2016

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MeReneG
Jan 20, 2016

Very good read. Lots of action revolving ariound ethical, moral, financial, and political themes. \\ Looking forward to the sequel (provided the very last line isn't a sadistically planted red herring).

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