The Abduction

The Abduction

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Captain Kat Tapo of the Venice Carabinieri knows that the social media site harbors disturbing secrets--she's already endured one encounter with this digital incarnation of Venice and its creator, the reclusive hacker Daniele Barbo. But she's shocked to discover a webcam feed that streams video of a terrified teenage girl, hooded and shackled. A strand of text repeatedly scrolls across the screen: Stressful Standing Is Not Torture. At the same time, Second Lieutenant Holly Boland is desperately trying to find the daughter of a US Army officer, missing from an American military base near the city. An intelligence analyst trained to look for clues that others miss, Holly is sure the kidnappers are after more than just money. When responsibility is claimed by a group demanding an end to US bases in Italy, it seems that the motive behind the kidnapping is clear. But the more the two women investigate, the more the case becomes as murky as the dark waters of Venice's lagoon itself. Uncooperative at the best of times, Daniele has never before allowed to yield its hidden truths to the authorities. But when secrets from Italy's complicated wartime past begin to surface, revelations that could put them all in danger, he must make a difficult choice. How far will he let them in? If the shocking truth is not discovered, more than one innocent life will be sacrificed." --Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2014.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780062267047
Call Number: HOLT
Characteristics: 458 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Venice (Italy) -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Americans -- Italy -- Fiction.
Webmasters -- Fiction.
Women intelligence officers -- Fiction.


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