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Dead Line

Dead Line

Author(s): Chris Ewan

Location(s): Marseilles, The Calanques

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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And just as your plan is developing, so you’re evolving, too. You’re changing in ways you never would have thought possible before. But that’s acceptable to you. You’re prepared to do whatever it takes . . . Why? Because you’re the specialist. And that’s how you’re going to succeed.

What do you do if your fiancée goes missing, presumed taken?

If you’re Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: you find out who took her and you make them talk.

But matters are complicated when Daniel’s chief suspect is kidnapped. How does he get him back quickly – and alive?

Set in Marseilles, Dead Line is a fast-paced thriller that pitches the reader into Daniel’s world, as he tries desperately to secure the release of Jérôme Moreau from a ruthless gang in order to interrogate him on the whereabouts of his fiancée, Aimée. When things don’t go according to plan, Daniel must use all his skills and instincts to find the answers he’s looking for.

But will he meet the deadline?

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This is a compulsive against-the-clock thriller that cleverly turns the kidnap plot on its head. Great stuff! (Robert Goddard)

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021