By Danielle Steel
A violent crime brings jointly 4 lives in Danielle Steel’s 60th bestselling novel, the tale of a mother’s braveness, a family’s terror, and a triumph of human power and dignity within the face of overwhelming odds.
Outside the gates of a California felony, Peter Morgan is published after 4 lengthy years and vows to redeem himself within the eyes of the younger daughters he left in the back of. at the same time, Carl Waters, a convicted assassin, is decided at the course of freedom with him. That evening, 300 miles south in San Francisco, police detective Ted Lee comes domestic to a silent condominium; for twenty-nine years, he has been residing for his job—and slowly falling out of affection along with his spouse. throughout city, in an unique Pacific Heights local, a mom attempts to protect her 3 little ones from the panic emerging inside of her. 4 months after her husband’s demise, Fernanda Barnes faces a mountain of debt she can't pay off, an international destroyed, and a wedding misplaced.
Within weeks, the lives of those 4 humans will collide in methods none of them can have foreseen. For Fernanda, whose lifestyles had as soon as been graced through attractive houses, safeguard, luck, and wonderful wealth, the demise of her exceptional, brooding husband used to be already an excessive amount of to undergo. She easily couldn’t think a better loss, until eventually a devastating crime rocks her family members to its core—and brings Detective Ted Lee into her life.
A guy of unshakable integrity, Lee will quickly develop into the only one that attempts to save lots of Fernanda’s relatives from a terrifying destiny. Fernanda needs to draw on a energy she by no means knew she had. Racing opposed to time within the underbelly of the felony global, buffeted by means of the darkish part of strength, and unmoored through loss and betrayal, not anyone can expect the place this tragedy will take them.
Danielle metal brilliantly explores the collision of a surprising crime with the standard lives of its sufferers in a unique that mesmerizes from begin to end. Ransom is instantaneously a riveting evocation of life’s inexplicable turns of destiny and a testomony to the human will to survive.
From the Hardcover edition.