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Running From the Devil

by Jamie Freveletti
William Morrow, May 2010, $

Traveling by air from Miami to Bogota, biochemist Emma Caldridge sleeps soundly most of the way, waking only when her plane is captured by kidnappers and downed in the Colombian jungle. Thrown far from the plane when it crash lands, she avoids being rounded up with the other passengers by their captors. Realizing that the kidnap victims are going to be marched to another site where they'll be held until a ransom is collected, she decides to follow them at a distance, blending into the flora. Her efforts to keep pace with the group, to avoid capture, and to stay alive in the hostile environment, provide the backbone for the rest of the novel.

The publicity for Running from the Devil goes on and on about author Jamie Freveletti. A competitive runner and ultra marathoner (a trait she shares with her heroine), she's also a teacher and a black belt in Aikido who has earned degrees in law, political science, and international studies. What it doesn't talk about nearly enough, however, is what a good writer she is, and how expertly she gains and holds your attention. Her fiercely intelligent and determined Emma is a compelling heroine as she squares off against vicious and heavily armed opponents. Seamlessly combining action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance, Freveletti writes like a seasoned professional, insuring that those who read her sparkling debut will soon be clamoring for her next effort.

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Traveling by air from Miami to Bogota, biochemist Emma Caldridge sleeps soundly most of the way, waking only when her plane is captured by kidnappers and downed in the Colombian jungle. Thrown far from the plane when it crash lands, she avoids being rounded up with the other passengers by their captors. Realizing that the kidnap victims are going to be marched to another site where they'll be held until a ransom is collected, she decides to follow them at a distance, blending into the flora. Her efforts to keep pace with the group, to avoid capture, and to stay alive in the hostile environment, provide the backbone for the rest of the novel.

The publicity for Running from the Devil goes on and on about author Jamie Freveletti. A competitive runner and ultra marathoner (a trait she shares with her heroine), she's also a teacher and a black belt in Aikido who has earned degrees in law, political science, and international studies. What it doesn't talk about nearly enough, however, is what a good writer she is, and how expertly she gains and holds your attention. Her fiercely intelligent and determined Emma is a compelling heroine as she squares off against vicious and heavily armed opponents. Seamlessly combining action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance, Freveletti writes like a seasoned professional, insuring that those who read her sparkling debut will soon be clamoring for her next effort.

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by Jamie Freveletti
William Morrow, May 2010, $

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May 2010
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