Flee by J. A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson, and I don't know how to begin to tell you about this book.
However, I told Joe I'd post a review asap, and I've been waiting for today when it's available on Amazon. So here goes. I tried to think of other books that would be similar to Flee, and I failed miserably. So I had to resort to movies.
Flee Is Like...
Remember The Bourne Identity when Matt Damon's character Jason Bourne takes out the two German policeman in the beginning? And later when he takes on the entire American embassy security detail? And then when the hit man tries to take him out in his Paris flat? Or The Transporter aka Jason Statham fights all the guys in the mid-point scenes in each movie?
Well, take all that action, make the action star hero be a woman, and you've got Flee! Now in the Bourne trilogy and The Transporter franchise, the heroes occasionally have slower-paced scenes of rest and recuperation. What a bunch of sissies!
Rest? Who needs rest? Chandler doesn't get to rest. Bourne and Transporter need to take lessons from Chandler. She could teach them a thing or two about fighting, advance preparation, and just plain staying alive.
Flee is a roller coaster of twists and turns that keeps you on a razor's edge of tension. In true nail-biting storytelling tradition, I was exhausted by the time I finished the book.
I don't want to spoil the surprises so I can't tell you much about the plot beyond the Product Description on Amazon, but I will tell you the scene between Joe Konrath's police detective Jack Daniels and Chandler is priceless.
If Hollywood movie makers need a new action thriller, they should be looking at this book with all the attention of a sniper lining up a scope's cross hairs on a target.
If you like action, suspense thrillers, absolutely, positively buy Flee.