Saturday, March 19, 2011

Desperate Measures by Robert Tine

First sentence:

"They didn't come along all that often but this was one of those stories that the news directors of television stations just loved to get their hooks into--one of those stories that had just about everything, a story tailor-made for television news."


"Desperate: 1. Rash or violent out of despair. 2. Almost hopeless, grave. 3. Overpowering, intense.

Frank Connor's nine-year-old son has a rare form of leukemia. Without a bone marrow transplant, he will die--and time is running out. After no suitable donors are found, Frank risks his career as a San Francisco cop by illegally hacking into a Federal law enforcement computer. But he finds what he is looking for...

His name is Pete McCabe, a murderer incarcerated in America's toughest prison. His DNA is the closest match. If Frank can get him to do the transplant, his son's life will be saved--and he has a plan to get McCabe to do just that.

But McCabe also is no ordinary killer. He is a pure sociopath with a genius IQ who has spent too many years behind bars. And he has a plan of his own..." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this "cat-and-mouse" thriller with both the cop and con manipulating each other. After I read the book, I saw the movie that the book was based on. I noticed that some scenes that were briefly described in the book was shown in the movie, and that the book had a few extra scenes the movie didn't have.

Date read: March 18, 2011
Book #: 13
Challenge: TBR Challenge 2011
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 1572973498
ISBN-13: 9781572973497
Publisher: Boulevard Books
Year: 1997
# of pages: 213
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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