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Stephen Whiteâ€”author of over a dozen New York Times
bestsellersâ€” returns with a relentlessly propelled, thriller
that will remind readers of his acclaimed Kill Me. Stephen
Whiteâ€™s Alan Gregory novels are beloved by both fans and
criticsâ€”the most recent, Dead Time, was a USA Today and
In The Siege, Gregoryâ€™s longtime friend Sam Purdy takes
center stage in a story that feels ripped from tomorrowâ€™s
headlines. From the first page on, readers need to be
buckled in for a nonstop ride full of terror and pathos. As
a lovely weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears
that a number of studentsâ€”including the sons of both the
Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court justiceâ€”may
have gone missing.
Kidnapping? Terrorism? The authorities arenâ€™t sure. But the
high-profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA
and the FBIâ€™s vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly
focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yaleâ€™s secret
societies. Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon
finds himself in New Haven, where he is quickly snared by an
unlikely pair of Feds: FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA
analyst Deirdre Drake.
Sam, Poe, and Dee join together, desperately trying to solve
the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone
tomb on the edge of campus. The clock is pounding in their
The unknown enemy is playing by no known rules . . .
is making no demands . . .
is refusing to communicate with the hostage negotiator . . .
is somehow anticipating every FBI move . . .
is completely unconcerned about getting away . . .
And . . . is sending students, one by one, out of the
buildingâ€™s front door to die.
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