Mitch Rafferty has just sixty hours to save his wife. A suspense novel - and love story - from one of the most acclaimed and popular authors of modern times. What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill? Landscape gardener Mitchell Rafferty was busy planting beds of impatiens for one of his clients when his phone rang. It was a voice he didn't know. 'We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash.' Now he's standing in a normal suburban neighbourhood on a bright summer day having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare. Mitch thinks it must be some kind of a joke. But whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. 'See that guy across the street?' Rifle fire shatters the stilllness as the man goes down, shot in the head. 'An object lesson.' The caller doesn't care that Mitch has no way of raising such a vast sum. He's confident that Mitch will find a way. 'If he loves his wife enough.' Mitch does love her enough. He's got sixty hours to prove it. He'll pay anything. He'll pay a lot more than two million dollars. A story of love, tenacity and courage with the pace of a runaway train, from its tense opening to its shattering climax, 'The Husband' is a thriller that holds the reader in its relentless grip.
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Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern CaliforniaFrom AudioFile:
Mitch Rafferty considers himself an everyday guy, lucky to have a small landscaping business and a modest home he shares with his beloved wife in L.A. When his wife is kidnapped and the ransom is set at $2 million, he is determined to play the kidnappers' game despite his inability to even envision that huge sum. Narrator Holter Graham enhances the story with his skillful pacing; Mitch springs to life with unexpected determination, tenderness, and unbearable tension. Thanks to Graham's delivery and Koontz's plot, the listener feels astonished along with Mitch as the twisted events unfold. Unfortunately, however, even Graham's capable delivery cannot redeem the disappointing conclusion. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2007. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022485