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Crais, Robert. HOSTAGE. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 373 pages. As New/As New.

The author's tenth novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "In a sleepy suburb north of Los Angeles, a convenience-store robbery turns violent. With the police on their tail, three criminals flee the scene and invade a home in an exclusive gated community, taking captive a panicked father and his two children. Police chief Jeff Talley, a former hostage negotiator with the LAPD's SWAT Unit, is now thrown back into the high-pressure world that he has so desperately tried to leave behind. But Talley's nightmare has barely begun" (Publisher's blurb). The basis of a forthcoming film by Bruce Willis, with Robert Crais writing the screenplay himself. That should be a piece of cake: His previous career as the screenwriter for the long-running television series, "Hill Street Blues" and "L. A. Law", has served Robert Crais well in his second career as a serious mystery/thriller writer. A "must-have" title for Robert Crais collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Robert Crais. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American novelists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT CRAIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385495854. $20.00

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