“Here we are: in the enclosure. It has been some two years and four months since we were placed here and now, past the initial riots and educative tortures, things are comfortable.”
Blanche Lake’s daughter Bunny has gone missing from her daycare—and nobody, not even the police, believe that Bunny ever existed in the first place.
The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
Pregnant policeman’s wife is nabbed along with the loot following a massive department-store heist; she’s now a hostage, as her husband fights against time to find her.
David Patton’s life changes for the worse after he tried to help a 17-year-old named Jody Drew, a runaway from a juvenile delinquent home, who blackmails David into her submission.
When the son of a powerful Stormwarden battle-mage is kidnapped, the only man who can bring him home alive is Garrett, P.I. And when Garrett takes the case, it explodes from twists and double-crosses.
Down on his luck everyman, on the way to the hospital to meet up with his pregnant wife, is abducted by a gun-toting maniac and forced to ride along with him across the city. Tense dread ensues.
Madman pianist Vince escapes mental hospital, then takes former manager hostage to get back at an old friend for “stealing” his dream girl away. An early thriller by the master Matheson.