John A. Flanagan, now a fulltime author, is a former advertising and television writer. His adventure series for young adults, RANGER’S APPRENTICE, has spent more than five months on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list. He lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly.
When guests at a ski lodge in Utah are taken hostage by a group of mercenaries, Jesse Parker, who has left Steamboat Springs to try to salvage his career after a horrific skiing accident, discovers he's in the wrong place at the right time.
One of the hostages is a high-profile senator, so the White House and FBI are notified and Special Agent Denton Colby is sent to Utah to negotiate the ransom with the assassins. But the head of the hostage-takers is playing a dangerous game. As his demands become more erratic, and half the hostages are killed, Colby suspects that money may not be the only thing they're after.