The Worst Thing
Aaron Elkins has been hailed as “a master”
(The Dallas Morning News) for his
Edgar® Award-winning Gideon Oliver mysteries.
Now, in an original new novel, he illustrates how quickly
everything can go wrong when you ask: What’s the worst
that can happen?
For Bryan Bennett, designing hostage negotiation programs is
the perfect job—as long as he keeps a safe,
theoretical distance. What he can’t do is deal
directly with kidnappers or their victims, as a result of
his own abduction and imprisonment as a small boy.
Thirty-some years later, intense nightmares still plague his
sleep, and a fear of enclosed spaces prevents him from
attempting to travel.
So when Bryan’s boss asks him to fly to Reykjavik,
Iceland, to teach his corporate-level kidnapping and
extortion seminar, he automatically says no. But the CEO of
GlobalSeas Fisheries, Inc. has specifically requested
Bryan—or no one else. Bryan finally relents...
For decades he’s treaded gingerly around the edges of
his deepest terrors. Now, on this trip, Bryan’s taken
hostage again and must face his fears full-on. Will he
realize that in this battle of will and nerve, he is his own
greatest enemy? Or has this fight already been lost, years
and years ago?
Berkley, May 2011
304 pages Hardcover
Also by Aaron Elkins:
Dying on the Vine, December 2012
The Worst Thing, August 2012
Skull Duggery, August 2010
Skull Duggery, September 2009
Uneasy Relations, August 2009
Uneasy Relations, July 2008
Little Tiny Teeth, July 2008
Unnatural Selection, July 2007
Little Tiny Teeth, June 2007
Unnatural Selection, June 2006
Where There's A Will, February 2006
Old Bones, January 2006
Murder In The Queen's Armes, October 2005
The Dark Place, July 2005
Where There's A Will, April 2005
Fellowship Of Fear, April 2005
Good Blood, February 2005
Good Blood, February 2004
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