Six years ago, witness protection marshal Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with a protected witness, Hope Stevens, whose testimony was to put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. When Hope's plan to "cut and run" is interrupted by both the government and the mob, she disappears into a new identity, taking with her not only her testimony but a secret never shared with Larson. Larson, who has been looking for her ever since, is put back on her trail when the Romeros intercept the master WITSEC list from the Justice Department and Hope is believed among the first protected witnesses to be targeted for execution. In a series of terrifying encounters, Larson matches wits with a brutally ingenious killer whose sole target is Hope Stevens. For Larson, the stakes couldn't be higher - he must find Hope in order to protect her, and simultaneously prevent the mob from auctioning off the master witness protection list - an act that will put seven thousand innocent, and not-so-innocent, lives in jeopardy. Taut and edge-of-the-seat compelling, Cut and Run is a unique thriller that skillfully blends romance and suspense - Ridley Pearson at his heart-pounding best.
by Ridley Pearson
by W.E.B. Griffin
by Larry Bond
by Ray Bradbury
by John Ridley
"It doesn't get much better than having Dick Hill read a Ridley Pearson thriller. Hill, who can always be counted on for a solid performance, is downright exceptional in this one. Right from the start, Pearson sets a frenetic pace--and never lets it slow. A deputy U.S. Marshall, who is a half-step ahead of the Mob, tracks his former love who disappeared into the federal Witness Protection Program six years earlier. As the lawman encounters crisis after crisis, listeners are always on the edge. Additionally, Hill takes care to develop every nuance he can in the few ruminative sequences of this story. It sounds like he enjoyed this reading as much as the listener. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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