Nick of Time

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John Gilstrap's pulse-pounding serial together in one book for the first time!

“A page-turning thriller with strong characters, exciting action, and a big heart.” —Heather Graham

A pulse-pounding novel of two young lovers on the ultimate joyride—racing against the clock and against the law . . .

SHE’S RUNNING OUT OF TIME
Nicki Janssen’s days are numbered, but she refuses to accept her fate lying down. Defying her father and doctors, she hits the road with a pocketful of cash, a bus ticket—and a romantic fantasy of riding off with her childhood crush . . .

HE’S RUNNING FROM THE LAW
Handsome, dangerous Brad Ward is facing a different kind of sentence. Sent to prison for felony murder, he has escaped and rekindled his relationship with Nicki. But when Nicki’s father joins forces with a deputy sheriff, the search for the runaways ignites a manhunt—a blistering chase that accelerates with every stolen car, every act of violence . . .

“When you pick up a Gilstrap novel, you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed.”—Suspense Magazine

“Gilstrap will leave you breathless.” —Harlan Coben

“One of the finest thriller writers on the planet.”—Tess Gerritsen
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About the author

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jonathan Grave thriller series and other fiction and nonfiction. His novel Against All Enemies won the award for best paperback original of 2015 given by the International Thriller Writers. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. An explosives safety expert and former firefighter, he holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Please visit him on Facebook or at www.johngilstrap.com.
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Publisher
Pinnacle
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Published on
Sep 27, 2016
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Pages
592
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ISBN
9780786040865
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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