The Chase By Candice Fox
Book/Novel Author: Candice Fox
Book/Novel Title: The Chase
The Chase is a modern The Fugitive with characters only #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Candice Fox can write.“Are you listening, Warden?”“What do you want?”“I want you to let them out.”“Which inmates are we talking about?”“All of them.”With that, the largest manhunt in United States history is on. In response to a hostage situation, more than 600 inmates from the Pronghorn Correctional Facility, including everyone on Death Row, are released into the Nevada Desert. Criminals considered the worst of the worst, monsters with dark, violent pasts, are getting farther away by the second. John Kradle, convicted of murdering his wife and son, is one of the escapees. Now, desperate to discover what really happened that night, Kradle must avoid capture and work quickly to prove his innocence as law enforcement closes in on the fugitives. Death Row Supervisor, and now fugitive-hunter, Celine Osbourne has focused all of her energy on catching Kradle and bringing him back to Death Row. She has very personal reasons for hating him – and she knows exactly where he’s heading…At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
“The Chase” starts with an event that citizens who live near the Pronghorn Correctional Facility constantly fear – a prison break, and this one is worse than they could ever imagine. Inmates in every cellblock rush toward the front gates; it is a mass evacuation, a sea of denim flooding out into the unsuspecting and unfathomably big world where even the air tastes different. The chase is on.The hunters:• Warden Grace Slanter: warden. She struggles to maintain order, determined to bring the prisoners back, to save face, and to save her job. She needs to find out which inmates knew about the plan, who organized it, and the identity of the inside connection.• US Marshal Service major case director, Trinity Parker Trinity: She knew she might be witnessing the greatest failure of privatized incarceration in history.• Death row supervisor, Captain Celine Osbourne: She knows who is truly dangerous, who is the biggest threat of all. She knows where to look, and she gets some help from an unexpected source.The hunted, the convicts, the escapees:• Abdul Hamsi: He is an ISIS terrorist who walked into the Las Vegas Flamingo and deposited a bag of explosives right at the edge of the blackjack area. He will have a good lawyer and will claim responsibility for everything whether he did it or not.• John Kradle: He slaughtered his family, killed the people he loved most.• Homer Carrington: He is “The North Nevada Strangler,” a serial killer with confirmed kills in several states.• Burke David Schmitz: A white nationalist neo-Nazi terrorist, he is responsible for fifteen deaths and eighteen injuries.• Anthony Reiter: He crushed a woman’s skull against a concrete step after a few too many cheap tequilas.Some let no one stand in their way to “freedom,” and there is one who lets nothing stand in his mission to prove his innocence. The narrative follows them all, the things they do, starting with the escape and continuing as they fan out across Nevada and into the unsuspecting world. Readers get to know them well — the hunters and the hunted; the friend and the foe; the good, the bad, and those who cross between categories changing identities like a chameleon. All are running for their lives.I received a review copy of “The Chase” from Candice Fox, Forge Books and Macmillan Publishing. “The Chase” is now available in print, on Kindle, and as an audiobook.
I’ve read Fox did with Patterson, so I purchased this book. It was very interesting. I didn’t know women played a primary role in prison security. Good read!
Celine has been forced into a situation she never thought she would be in. All of the dangerous prisoners have been released due to a unique blackmail situation. But, the only one Celine is interested in catching is Kradle. It is very personal for her and she is going to capture him if it is the last thing she ever does.Talk about a unique story with some very strange happenings. I don’t know how the author thought up this scenario AND pulled it off convincingly through out this novel…but she did! This is my first Candice Fox novel. And I am on the hunt for her others. How I have missed her I do not know. This is about to be remedied and quickly!The narrators, Lisa Negron and David de Vries did an ok job. I absolutely hated Celine’s voice. It was way too harsh, in my opinion. But, that was just a minor annoyance. The story itself moved along quickly and is pretty intense. So, this is what kept me listening to this one. Not necessarily the narrators.Need a good thriller for a car ride…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.