The Siege

The Siege

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Penguin Putnam
Stephen White-author of over a dozen New York Times bestsellers- returns with a relentlessly propelled, thriller that will remind readers of his acclaimed Kill Me. Stephen White's Alan Gregory novels are beloved by both fans and critics-the most recent, Dead Time, was a USA Today and Book-Sense bestseller. In The Siege, Gregory's longtime friend Sam Purdy takes center stage in a story that feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines. From the first page on, readers need to be buckled in for a nonstop ride full of terror and pathos. As a lovely weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students-including the sons of both the Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court justice-may have gone missing. Kidnapping? Terrorism? The authorities aren't sure. But the high-profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA and the FBI's vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yale's secret societies. Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon finds himself in New Haven, where he is quickly snared by an unlikely pair of Feds: FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA analyst Deirdre Drake. Sam, Poe, and Dee join together, desperately trying to solve the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone tomb on the edge of campus. The clock is pounding in their ears. The unknown enemy is playing by no known rules . . . is making no demands . . . is refusing to communicate with the hostage negotiator . . . is somehow anticipating every FBI move . . . is completely unconcerned about getting away . . . And . . . is sending students, one by one, out of the building's front door to die.



Baker & Taylor
As a lovely weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students--including the sons of both the Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court justice--may have gone missing. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yale's secret societies. Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon finds himself in New Haven, where he joins FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA analyst Deirdre Drake to solve the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone tomb onthe edge of campus as, one by one, students are sent out of the building's front door to die.

Blackwell North Amer
As a lovely weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students - including the sons of both the secretary of the army and newest Supreme Court justice - may have gone missing. Kidnapping? Terrorism? The authorities aren't sure. But the high-profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA and the FBI's vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yale's oldest secret societies.
Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon finds himself in New Haven, where he is suddenly snared by an unlikely pair of Feds: FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA analyst Deirdre Drake. When an unknown enemy starts releasing hostages, one by one, out of the building's front door to die, Sam, Poe, and Dee join together, desperately trying to solve the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone tomb on the edge of campus.
In The Siege, Stephen White delivers a thriller that begs the questions: What if the next terrorist threat has a different set of rules that exploits weaknesses we never knew we had? How should we respond? And what happens when one of us is asked to make an unimaginable sacrifice to protect our neighbors?

Baker
& Taylor

Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy joins forces with the CIA and the FBI to investigate a number of high-profile disappearances at Yale University that may have ties to a campus secret society.
The popular character Dr. Alan Gregory takes a backseat as his longtime friend, suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy, investigates a number of high-profile disappearances at Yale University that may have ties to a campus secret society. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2009
ISBN: 9780525951223
9780451228482
Branch Call Number: FIC WHI
Characteristics: 396 p. :,map ;,24 cm.

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Liselara
Sep 19, 2012

This was the first book I read by White and it made me want to read his other works. The plot is a little hard to believe in some places but this author can certainly write and he knows how to maintain the pace.

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rahmmie
Jun 16, 2011

Not a bad book but I can't say it was excellent either. Too many ideas floating around making it seem like pieces of different puzzles mixed together

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lisangus
Dec 15, 2009

Very well done. I am requesting others of Stephen White's books.

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