Jeffery Deaver

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A Maiden's Grave

book | Fiction | 1995
US → Signet Books
UK → Hodder and Stoughton

A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin. It was released as Dead Silence

A school bus carrying eight deaf school-girls and their teachers brakes suddenly on a flat Kansas highway. They should never have stopped. Waiting for them are three heartless men just escaped from prison — each with nothing to lose. And now, with the girls as their hostages, they have everything to gain. They make their stand in an abandoned slaughterhouse, and it is there that Lou Handy, a murderer and the convicts' ringleader, announces his terms: to kill one captive an hour unless his demands are met.

What follows is a twelve-hour siege of noose-tight tension — and a war of nerves between Handy and the FBI's senior hostage negotiator, Arthur Potter.
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Reviews

Deaver knits a seamless fabric of tightening tension right up to the explosive double whammy ending
The Times

Deaver brilliantly conveys the tensions and deceit of hostage negotiations... [his] best to date
Publishers Weekly
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If gobbling a book in one sitting is any reliable indicator, then "A Maiden's Grave" was a screaming hit with this bleary-eyed reader.
The New York Times Book Review

... starts with a bang, and the tension never lets up. A topnotch thriller with an unexpected kicker at the end.
Library Journal
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Deaver has taken what could have been a routine plot and created a spine-tingling thriller
Booklist
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A real chiller, seething with violence and heart-stopping tension
The Sunday Telegraph

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