Movie studio mogul Edgar Trenton's wife, Emma, is awoken one night to a living nightmare: a violent invasion of her beautiful home in Calabasas, California, by four masked men. Emma is beaten up and terrified, but when they leave, she realises her nightmare is only beginning. The men have kidnapped her teenage daughter, Olivia. When Emma finds a ransom note forbidding police involvement, Emma's husband Edgar can think of only one person he trusts to ensure a smooth ransom exchange: former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk. Still ...

Payoff 2014, Minotaur Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9781250040732