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Alice in Jeopardy: A novel

Ed McBain

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

The first in a brand new series from the crime master himself, Ed McBain.

Alice in Jeopardy is the first novel in a brand new series from the author of the acclaimed 87th Precinct series. Each novel is set in a different location featuring a contemporary woman whose life or children are suddenly endangered. The woman must find in herself the resources to save both her children and herself.

Alice is a recently widowed young woman living in Florida with her two small children. Utterly devastated by her late husband's death in a boating accident, she is struggling to re-build her life. And as if life can't get any worse, her children are kidnapped. Surrounded by police fighting inter-departmental battles, Alice ultimately has to resort to finding and saving her children herself. Alice in Jeopardy is a truly gripping book, absolutely jam-packed with twists and turns, culminating in a totally unexpected ending.

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Ed McBain

Ed McBain (1926-2005) was born Salvatore Lombino in New York. He changed his name to Evan Hunter and under that name is known as the author of THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE and as the writer of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS. The 87th Precinct series numbers over fifty novels. McBain was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and was one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

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