In another time and place, Charlie and Julie Davis thought
they could change the world, or at least the country and
people of Uzbekistan. Six years later, they are an average
couple with two children living in Santa Monica,
California, Charlie is a journalist with the L.A. Times,
and Julie is a stay-at-home mom.
Without Charlie's knowledge, Julie travels to England and
then on to Uzbekistan, while he thinks she's in New York
visiting her sister. Upon her return, their world turns
upside down. Julie is kidnapped and sent back to
Uzbekistan. Charlie follows her there to sort out what is
happening and bring her home. It appears MI6 in England is
playing a part in this situation, as is an old Uzbek
friend, Alisher Byko. Why do the British want Byko, and how
did Julie get involved? Can Charlie rescue her before Byko
OUT OF RANGE is power-packed and full of suspense. The
action is nonstop as you travel in an unusual way with
Julie, and then Charlie, from California to Uzbekistan. A
multitude of characters march across the pages: some are
good guys, some are bad guys and some you aren't sure
about. The plot unfolds very methodically, keeping the
reader engaged from start to finish. Hank Steinberg
gives us a political thriller that has government agencies
from different countries both working together and against
one another. OUT OF RANGE is a story about trust; about
doing what you feel you should for your family rather than
what you truly want to do with your life. Can there be a
compromise to balance it all?
Masterfully combining the domestic suspense of Harlan
with the international intrigue of Robert Ludlum, Hank
Steinberg — the acclaimed creator, writer, and producer of
the award-winning hit television series Without a Trace —
crafts a taut, electrifying thriller.
Six years ago, journalist Charlie Davis nearly lost his
life on assignment in Eastern Europe with his wife, Julie.
Today, in his safe suburban life in Los Angeles, that
feels like a lifetime ago. Then, on a trip home from
Disneyland with the kids, Julie suddenly vanishes. Now
Charlie fears something horrific has happened to her.
disappeared and she's not coming back. And he becomes
convinced that there are things she has kept from him.
Charlie knows the terror isn't over. This is just the