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The Worst Thing

1 rating: 5.0
A novel by Aaron Elkins

For Bryan Bennett, designing hostage negotiation programs is the perfect job--as long as he keeps a safe, theoretical distance. What he refuses to do is deal directly with kidnappers or teach his own programs. They bring back memories of his own kidnapping … see full wiki

Author: Aaron Elkins
Genre: Suspense fiction, Crime Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Date Published: May 3, 2011
ISBN: 9780425240991
1 review about The Worst Thing

Interesting suspense novel about hostage negotiation and panic attacks

  • May 12, 2011
Rating:
+5
"The Worst Thing" is a suspense novel about hostage negotiation and panic attacks. The author wove vivid details into the story about hostage negotiation, what it's like to be a hostage, and what it's like to deal with panic attacks. This was very well done and very interesting.

The characters were varied, complex, and quirky in an engaging way. I always understood why the characters were acting the way they did. I had a hard time putting the book down because I found it so interesting and suspenseful. The suspense was created by the danger of the kidnapping situation and by Bryan's inability to handle his intense panic attacks. Despite the serious situations, there was an underlying humor in how the characters viewed the situations and their fear.

There was some explicit bad language. There was no graphic sex. Overall, I'd recommend this well-written, suspenseful novel.


I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.

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