By Jeffery Deaver
8 weak ladies and their helpless academics are pressured off a college bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has an easy plan: one hostage an hour will die except the calls for are met. known as to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's most sensible hostage negotiator. He has a plan. yet so does one of many hostages-a appealing instructor who's prepared to do whatever to save lots of the lives of her scholars. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling video game of cat and mouse begins.
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We've run into a big hail storm. Look at those frozen stones! " On a little platform in front of the steering−house could be seen falling immense hailstones. They played a tattoo on the wooden planks. "A hail storm! " cried Mr. Damon. " echoed Mr. Parker. "I expected we would have one. " "Cheerful," remarked Tom in a low voice, with an apprehensive look at Ned. " asked his chum. "Danger? Plenty of it," replied the young inventor. "The frozen particles may rip open the gas bag. "He stopped suddenly and looked at a gage on the wall of the steering−tower−−a gage that showed the gas pressure.
Thought Tom, but he did not tell Ned what he had picked up as it went over the wire. "Why should Andy want to be informed when we leave? That's why Pete was hanging around here! He had been instructed to let Andy know when we left for Seattle. " CHAPTER VIII. A THIEF IN THE NIGHT 31 Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice Tom was still puzzling over the matter when their train roiled in and he and the others got aboard. " cried Ned. " The trip to Chicago was without incident, and, on arrival in the Windy City, Tom was on the lookout for Andy or his father, but he did not see them.
He felt for the map case, opened it and saw, in the gleam of the light, that it was safe. "He didn't get it anyhow," murmured our hero. " Tom glanced to where his coat and other clothing hung in the little berth−hammock, and a hasty search showed that his money and ticket were safe. "It was the map he was after all right," mused Tom. "I'll have a talk with Mr. Damon in the morning about what's best to do. That's why the fellow has been keeping such a close watch on us. " Then another thought came to Tom.
A Maiden's Grave by Jeffery Deaver