Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)
Deck the Halls - Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly Author:Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly and Alvirah Meehan meet at a dentist's office. Alvirah is tending to her husband, while Regan is there in hopes of connecting with her busy father, scheduled for a routine visit. — Once it is apparent that Luke Reilly is not going to show up, Alvirah offers the troubled Regan a lift home. When a call ... more »comes through on Regan's cell phone, telling her that her father and his driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom, Alvirah insists on lending a hand, for while Regan is a licensed private detective in Los Angeles, Alvirah has valuable contacts in the NYPD.
Regan's mother, successful mystery writer Nora Regan Reilly, was hospitalized the day before, and now Regan must comfort her while trying to meet the demands of her father's kidnappers -- and their deadline.
With Alvirah's help, Jack Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, leads the investigation as the two kidnappers, who are not just rank amateurs but also laughably inept -- thus dangerous and unpredictable -- make known their demands.
Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita, held in a decrepit houseboat, become increasingly concerned not only for their welfare but for that of their loved ones.« less