The Dispatcher by RyanDavid Jahn
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From the author of the award-winning debut crime novel Good Neighbors-a white-knuckle thriller about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter.

The phone rings. It's your daughter. She's been dead for four months.

So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt's fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven years ago, and a basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase from Texas to California along Interstate 10- a wild ride in a 1965 Mustang that passes through the outlaw territory of No Country for Old Men and is shot through with moments of macabre violence that call to mind the novels of Thomas Harris.


 

About RyanDavid Jahn

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RYAN DAVID JAHN won the Crime Writers Association debut novel prize for Good Neighbors. Born in 1979, he grew up in Arizona, Texas, and California and now lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published December 27, 2011 by Penguin Books. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Bullets and pages fly furiously as Ian pursues Dean, his fragile wife Beatrice and Maggie across the Southwest to Kaiser, Calif., where a final confrontation with Dean and his equally well-armed brother Ron awaits.

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Ian Hunt answers a 911 call only to realize he is talking with his daughter who was kidnapped several years before.

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The most fascinating part of this book was giving this monster of a man some human qualities.

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The first chapter, where Ian Hunt answers a 911 call only to realize he is talking with his daughter was the perfect start to this exciting book.

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Summary: When a 911 dispatcher takes a call from his 14-year-old daughter who was kidnapped seven years ago and is presumed dead, this sets off a desperate chase to find and rescue the girl.

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Reviewing the Evidence

At the end of a shift he takes one more call – from his daughter Maggie, kidnapped seven years before and now officially declared dead.

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Another quiet day in the police station of Bull's Mouth, or so it seems, until Dispatch Officer Ian Hunt realises it's his daughter Maggie making a 911 call—and she's been missing, believed dead, for the past seven years.

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