The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson


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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson begins an electrifying new thriller series.

After a Chinese national working for an American-owned construction company is kidnapped in Shanghai, Rutherford Risk—a hostage rescue firm—is called in. But in China, private investigation is illegal, and operating within its borders will be difficult.

For the job, the company recruits two outsiders: Grace Chu, a refined forensic expert, to follow the money—and John Knox, a hard charger who is experienced in both combat and the street culture of Shanghai. But following the money leads to more complex and hazardous consequences than either anticipated. Who is behind the kidnapping? What are their true motives? And more important, can Knox and Grace save the hostages before the deadline?

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Author Bio: Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow, and Kingdom Keepers: Power Play, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.
Published June 19, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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on May 20 2012

Exotic locale. Credible heroics. Vicarious thrills. Fans will want more, and soon.

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Reviewed by on Jun 18 2012

Mr. Pearson has created two of the most complex and fascinating characters...

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Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jun 29 2012

...full of action, twists and turns, double-crosses, and good old-fashioned thrills.

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Reviewed by Jill Smith on Jun 14 2012

The pacing is fast and furious and the danger nonstop in this incredible new thriller. Pearson’s definitely got his game on!

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Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Jun 28 2012

Pearson, who lived with his family in Shanghai for a year, has created an intense and realistic thriller. The atmosphere and culture of China draws readers into a new world.

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