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The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives. When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia , their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida -away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold -- and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize. That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel . . . At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446538961
Branch Call Number: FIC Gree
Characteristics: 325 p.


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Nov 26, 2017

I thought Ravens was an excellent story which could easily be made into a movie. The bizarre development of the hostage situation was interesting and unusual. Very readable.

Jul 25, 2012

The book was pretty okay. I was unsure of how it might end and that made me want to keep reading. I don't see why the book is titled "Ravens" given the story so i give this a 3.5/5 rating.

Oct 24, 2011

Ravens are scavengers, and vultures would have been too obvious.

Jul 09, 2011

Story was a bit different from what I usually read with a surpirse ending. I dont get what the title of the book has to do with the whole story. But it flowed really well and was exciting enough for me to finish in almost one sitting. A nice way to spend an evening alone.

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