Leathan Wilkey has been hired to make a ransom exchange.
He has the cash, a car, and a phone so the kidnappers can direct him to the location of the exchange for the seven-year-old boy. But it soon becomes clear that there are two groups demanding the ransom, and they can’t both have the kid.
And when Leathan finds the cash that he's been given might not be what the kidnappers are expecting, he questions whether he's the bag man or if he's been sent to draw fire.
Bullets fly and Leathan ducks. When he looks up, he's the only one who's concerned that a stray piece of lead might hit the kid.
Simon Cann is the author of the Boniface, Montbretia Armstrong, and Leathan Wilkey books.
In addition to his fiction, Simon has written a range of music-related and business-related books, including the How to Make a Noise series, the most widely ready series about synthesizer sound programming, and Made it in China, about entrepreneurs building businesses in China. He has also worked as a ghostwriter on a number of books.
Before turning full-time to writing, Simon worked as a management consultant, where his clients included aeronautical, pharmaceutical, defense, financial services, chemical, entertainment, and broadcasting companies.
He lives in London.
If you want to know more about Simon, his books, and what he's up to, then check out his website: simoncann.com
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