The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher
Ryan David Jahn
Reviewed by Cariad Books
Macmillan
Fri, 01/07/2011
9780230755963
£12.99

Another quiet day in the police station of Bull's Mouth, or so it seems, until Dispatch Officer Ian Hunt realises it's his daughter Maggie making a 911 call—and she's been missing, believed dead, for the past seven years. What unfolds in this edge-of-your-seat thriller is an increasingly frantic race to find Maggie. At times violent, the action of the book reflects the anguish and desperation of kidnappers, rescuers and Maggie's loved ones, and is played out against the vast, empty deserts of Texas and California, ending in a tense, thrilling showdown.

Jahn has written a real page-turner, well crafted with convincing characters and an involving plot based on how far people will go for their family.

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