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Hostage Taker: A Novel by Stefanie Pintoff

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Hostage TakerThis is a different story and a good one but somewhat tough to follow. It basically all occurs in and around St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. A man, Amos MacDonald, is heading into church when he spots a lady standing outside the huge doors of the church. As he walks up toward her he notices a cop slip past her and quickly enter the church. Amos nears her and asks if she needs help or is she waiting for someone. However he also quickly notices a red dot appear on her forehead and then bang! She is shot, falls over dead as Amos quickly hits 911 on his phone.

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From there the story moves forward as Eve Rossi is leaving the graveyard after burying Zev, her stepfather, she is stopped by two FBI agents who inform her that there is a problem in downtown NYC and her expertise is needed. Eve is a profiler and in this case the Hostage Taker in St Patrick’s has asked for her specifically to be on the scene because of her knowledge, background, and talents.