A Maiden's Grave

A Maiden’s Grave

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451466297
  • 464  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met.

Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages—a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.


“A screaming hit.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Compelling suspense…a chilling web of madness and violence…an all-night page-turner.’”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Starts with a bang, and the tension never lets up. A top-notch thriller with an unexpected kicker at the end.”—Library Journal

“Heartbreakingly real characters…multiple-whammy twists…[a] spectacular finish. Deaver brilliantly conveys the tensions and deceit of hostage negotiations.”—Publishers Weekly
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