Book Reviews of Hostage

Hostage
Hostage
Author: Robert Crais
ISBN-13: 9780345434494
ISBN-10: 0345434498
Publication Date: 6/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Gripping and intense - you won't want to put it down
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The New York Times reviewer calls it 'criminally entertaining'. I loved Crais's other police procedurals, too.
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Great thriller by one of my favorite authors!
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Robert Crais is a great mystery writer, and I love Elvis Cole and Pike!
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Three young men gunning for action rob a minimart in a sleepy suburb north of Los Angelos. When things get out of control, and with the police on their tail, they flee the scene and invade a home in an exclusive gated community, taking a panicked family hostage.
Police chief Jeff Talley finds an all-too-familiar scene in front of the house where the criminals are holed up with a father and his two children. A former hostage negotiator with the LAPD's SWAT unit, Talley is quickly thrown back into the high pressure world that he has so desperately tried to leave behind. But Talley's nightmare has barely begun, because this isn't just any house, it holds the dirty secrets of L.A.'s biggest crime lord. And the people inside aren't the only ones held hostage...
My first Robert Crais book and I really liked it, would definately read another one of his books.
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Edge of your seat suspense - a great read!
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Surprisingly good! A series of errors leads three young men who try to rob a convenience store into a fiasco involving SWAT teams, the FBI, organized crime and a kidnapping. Not my normal read but I was drawn in with it's fast pace.
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This book is fast paced that will hold your interest to the end.
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Robert Crais is the best...I like the Elvis Cole series better but this is a good read.
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I enjoyed this very much. Compelling characterizations (better than what one typically expects for this genre) and a tightly plotted story. If you're like me, and put off by Bruce Willis movies (he starred in the film version of this novel), don't let that stop you from reading this book. Recommended!
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If you like books that increase your pulse this one will work.lots of surprise and twists..pounding action...2 million cash for the taking, all you got to do is get out alive!!!!!
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Would you sacrafice another family member to save your own? Author of "Forgotten Man'
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Intersting hostage situation. Unusal premise very good
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So good they made a Bruce Willis movie of this book!
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I really enjoyed it. I could not set it down, kept me wanting to read more. If you like fast paced and exictiment, you will like this book.
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I saw the movie (starring Bruce Willis and Kevin Pollack) before I read the book and actually like the movie more. Here's a literal quote of the synopis from the back cover: In a sleepy suburb north of Los Angeles, a convenience-store robbery turns violent. With the police on their tail, three criminals flee the scene and invade a home in an exclusive gated community, taking captive a panicked father and his two children. Police chief Jeff Talley, a former hostage negotiator with the LAPD's SWAT unit, is now thrown back into the high-pressure world that he has so desperately tried to leave behind. But Talley's nightmare has barely begun, because this isn't just any house; it holds the dirty secrets of L.A.'s biggest crime lord. And the people inside aren't the only ones being held hostage...
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FINALLY...A BOOK THAT THE MOVIE DIDN'T RUIN!
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a good movie and a much better book
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If you've seen the movie don't be put off. This was an excellent book by a very talented writer. I lost a lot of sleep because I couldn't put it down. Full of tension, pressure and dirty secrets. I was furious to see what they had done when I saw the movie!
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Very good reading -
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The writing was just okay. Gonna keep trying this author tho...
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The movie is far better than the book, which is not saying much. The book reads slow.
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very well written, story flowed smoothly with suspense, tautness, twists--good to read a well written book
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This was a pretty good read. I found it interesting that each section was told thru a different character's eyes. Not an "edge of your seat" type of read, but still good.
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In making a movie out of this book, you could either make it a real good comedy or a really good suspense movie: You have some ex-cons (not too bright) that rob a store and then their truck breaks down. They climb the fence in a gated community and then break into a house with a family inside. The boy in the family has secret passages in the house, sister only has on a bikini, and the father. Did I mention that he is an accountant? He is, but it's for one of the biggest mob bosses on the West coast. He has all the records plus loads of cash in the house (millions!) The cop in charge is an ex-LAPD SWAT hostage negotiator. Also, one of the ex-cons? He just happens to be a cannibalistic serial killer. Strange sounding, but the book is really good! Enjoy!
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An intense and downright scary drama...
Hostage leave you breathless from the first page...
Crais is becoming more ambitious with every outing,
and this one is no exception. It's just plain good."

--Santa Monica Mirror

This story kept me on the edge of my seat as if I was on thrill ride! It was pure action and very exhilarating. A must read...you will enjoy it!
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Truly a page-turner; couldn't wait to get to the end.
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This book was amazing. Action packed and great suspense. There was never a dull moment and it had very cool twists!!
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Great book as usual by Mr. Crais.
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Three young men gunning for action rob a minimart in a suburb north of Los Angeles. They invade the home in an exlusive gated community, taking a panicked family hostage.
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I loved this book. What more can I say?
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An excellent page turner, I couldn't put this book down, especially when it got to the jaw-dropping climax. Tense action throughout, it has you on the edge of your seat from the first page.
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An excellent page turner, I couldn't put this book diwn, especially when it got to the jaw-dropping climax. Tense action throughout, it has you on the edge of your seat from the first page.
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This. Book had non-stop action! Tight story, good narration, kept me listening!