Amanda is playing in the backyard when the plane explodes overhead.
As metal, fire, and bodies rain down on her small town, the little girl wanders off. Houses on either side explode as she toddles away from the carnage, across the park, and into the woods. When her mother finds her, Amanda is asleep in the arms of a mysterious man. Carol takes her daughter and flees for her life, afraid not of the hell their town has become, but of what might happen if her daughter is found.
Little Amanda is blessed with the power to heal the sick, and there are powerful people who want to find out where her mysterious ability comes from. After the crash, Carol and her daughter flee to New York, where one mother’s love is all that stands between Amanda and the forces of evil.
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HUNTING DOWN AMANDA
I don't recall how or why I selected this book, but it was a good choice. A five year old child was used in an experiment that caused her to be able to heal others by touching them. Everyone else had died who was in this experiment. This corporate pharmacy wants to kidnap this child from her single mother, sell her to the highest bidder and have her killed so they can keep their secret. The cat and mouse game is what takes place. Well written!
Kept my interest from the beginning. I enjoyed his suspense very much. The plot was intriguing and kept you guessing throughout. I will read more of his work.
Hunting Down Amanda is an electrifying page turner from the moment you lift the cover. The thrilling intrigue and suspense captivate your attention from the beginning and never allow you to lose your grip. The perils of Carol Dodson and Lonnie Blake will have you cheering for them as you turn each and every page. Complete with the evil villain Winter, Hunting Down Amanda is one book you will actually want to read over and over again. From the award winning author, Andrew Klavan, this is another one of his novels you would love to see on the "big screen" next to True Crime. I'm dying for a sequel.
Hunting Down Amanda is a brilliant novel for its almost perfect coincidence of idea and story. The work is a modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story from Greek mythology (complete with a disgruntled Classics professor who retells the famous myth for those who might not otherwise know the story). At the same time, the level of suspense is maintained: will this modern story end tragically as the Greek myth does?
I picked up this novel thinking that I would not like it. All I can say is, boy, was I wrong.From the first page describing the plane crash from hell, to the tense and griping denouement, Klavan convinces the reader to stay in his world.This is not the typical suspense thriller. The reader has to practically finish the book before he/she knows why somebody wants to find Amanda. The joy is to guess why that somebody needs to find her. Klavan makes us want to finish his book in one siting, a rare accomplishment. Read this book when you have two or three days to spare.