The Risk Agent

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 649 pages
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A Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. His one-man security detail goes missing as well.
Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for, and the recovery of hostages. Private investigation is illegal in today's China. Operating within her borders will be difficult at best.The security company recruits two unique outsiders to do their bidding. Grace Chu is a forensic accountant hired to follow the money; John Knox is a civilian with unparalleled training in both combat and culture. Grace's top-notch American education and Chinese military service make her an unassuming, but effective, operative, while Knox's take-no-prisoners attitude brings them perilously close to harm. Following the money leads to more complex - and dangerous - consequences than either anticipated. Who is actually behind the kidnapping? And more important, can Knox and Grace locate the two hostages ahead of the deadline?Rich with the atmosphere of Shanghai and crackling with tension-filled suspense, Pearson's latest introduces two compelling new characters--and heralds in the start of a brilliant new series.

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: John Knox has left the covert world to establish an import/export business with his handicapped brother, Tommy. While in the far east looking for items that would sell well, he is contacted ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Having enjoyed both the Lou Boldt and Walt Fleming series of books, I was eager to meet Ridley’s newest protagonist John Knox. As it turns out ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the "New York Times"-bestsellers "In Harm's Way, Killer Summer, Killer View "and "Killer Weekend," the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.

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