“Hocus” by Jan Burke / Friday, August 31, 2012 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Hocus by Jan Burke.

"Hocus" by Jan Burke

“Hocus” by Jan Burke

Why Clay Stafford chose this book:

Here’s a little dip into the past: In Jan Burke’s 2003 “Hocus,” reporter Irene Kelly’s husband (Det. Frank Harriman) has been kidnapped and she has only 3 days to get him back. What does she have to do? Save her husband by solving another crime. It’s fast-paced, believable, good manipulation of past and present, and a nice introduction to an author I think you’ll like if you are not already familiar. To my knowledge, available only in paperback.

From Amazon:

“For reporter Irene Kelly it’s a terrifying investigation — because it’s so personal. Her husband, Detective Frank Harriman, has been kidnapped by terrorists who call themselves Hocus — deadly manipulators who give Irene three days to meet their demands before killing their hostage. But Irene’s biggest shock is yet to come — as she uncovers her husband’s history, and learns of a horrific crime committed a decade earlier. As seconds slip away, Irene willingly steps into a trap set by two madmen with a score to settle. And when she does, someone is going to pay for the sins of the past.”

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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville