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The Abduction
The Abduction
Author: James Grippando
Some people will do anything for power. ANYTHING. U.S. Attorney General Allison Leahy is the nation's top law enforcement officer and the Democrtas' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she has powerful competition in Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired fourstar general and bona finde Africa-American hero. They are ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061097485
ISBN-10: 0061097489
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is the first Grippando book that I read and now I am hooked.
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A political mystery. A mix of kidnapping, politics and deep dark secrets of the past make a gripping book to read.
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Pretty good political thriller, especially with all the political shenanigans going on today!
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First book I read by this author. I liked it very much
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I am really not in to politics, but this was a good book. It is only getting 3 stars because I was let down with how it ended. Not enough was rapped up in the neat and tidy way that I would have liked. But then again, those ends that were left loose were not really what the story was about, so I guess it's understandable. But I REALLY wanted to know (and if you've read it, you should understand what I'm talking about.) The mystery was ruined for me because another reviewer on GoodReads posted who did it and failed to mention there were spoilers in his review, but even though I knew who it was, I was still intrigued, because I didn't know why. As I said, good story, and I'd be likely to read more Grippando.
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I really enjoyed the political maneuverings in this book. Just the way each candidate used events to favor their positions was very interesting.
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Political games. Terrifying secrets buried deep within the past. A nightmare of lies and betrayal.
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Allison Leahy is the U.S. attorney general, the most renowned lawyer in America. She and her wealthy husband are the twenty-first-century version of the couple who has it all: a happy marriage and two successful careers. To top it off, Allison is the highly touted Democratic nominee for the presidency.
Her opponent is Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African-American hero. Like Allison, Howe is living the American dream--but time is running out. For months the candidates have run neck and neck. As the countdown to election day begins, forecasters say the race could be the closest in history. Both sides need just one extra push to swing the election. And on Holloween morning, they get it.
A twelve-year-old girl is kidnapped in her way to school. The girl is Kristen Howe, Lincoln Howe's granddaughter.
The nation and the candidates explode in outrage. As attorney general, Allison launches a massive nationwide manhunt. But her motives are under fire, especially from her political opponent, who wants his adversary off the case of his missing granddaughter. Each side claims the other is exploiting the tragedy and manipulating the investigation for political advantage.
In truth Allison's drive to bring Kristen home safe is far more personal than political. Years before, Allison's adopted baby daughter was stolen from her home , never to be found. Now it seems likely that her own child's fate is somehow tied to the current crisis. Allison must step off the political ladder if she is to help save the life of an innocent young girl and unravel the secrets of her own painful past. But that may not be enough. The culprit remains mysteriously out of reach--linked to the highest office in the land through the lowest act of deceit.


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