From the author of the award-winning debut crime novel Good Neighbors-a white-knuckle thriller about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter.
The phone rings. It's your daughter. She's been dead for four months.
So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt's fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven...more
It must be unimaginable the grief, memories and the sorrow that you have to deal with on a daily basis. The vengeance and the anger must be an unrelenting force. Still you keep your job answering calls as a dispatcher, calls of others in need, calls of emergencies. Meanwhile your life fragments and disappears slowly before you.
What can our main protagoni...more
Sadly, as the violence mounts, the story b...more
When I sat down to start reading this book which has closer to 400 pages than 300, it was early in the morning and little did I know I would be in the same spot that evening tapping to the final pages of this addictive read. My back was sore, my thumb ached (from tapping pages on my Kindle Touch) but I had just been on the most thrilling ride of my recent reading life. I've read some pretty...more
911 dispatcher Ian Hunt receives a call from a fourteen-year-old girl–his daughter Maggie who’s been missing for seven years and declared dead. Before Ian can get more than a rudimentary description of his daughter’s kidnapper, the phone is snatched from the girl’s hand. Ian begins a hunt for his missing daughter that will cover not only the East Texas community where Ian lives, but also a mad chase along the Interstate 10 to Californ...more
Sometimes after reading several books like I've Got Your Number, you need a good gritty novel to "cleanse you pallet".
The Dispatcher is as gritty as they come!
Ian Hunt traded in the big city police force for a job as a dispatcher in a backwoods Texas town. He got divorced from his third wife shortly after their young daughter disappeared. They recently had her declared legally dead and had a funeral for her and everything. So imagine his surprise when one...more
This new novel focuses on Ian Hunt who works as a police dispatcher out of Bulls Mouth, Texas. Ian hasn’t had the best life, thus far. His poor daughter was kidnapped when she was only seven-years-old. Another seven years has gone by and Ian still holds the innate hope that Maggie is still alive out there somewhere, even though they declared he...more
Ian Hunt is a police dispatcher in Bulls Mouth, Texas whose life pretty much fell apart seven years ago on the night Maggie, his seven-year-old daughter, was kidnapped from her own bed. His marriage limped along for a bit before finally calling it quits, an...more
Dispatcher Ian Hunt wears a uniform but does not consider himself a police man. One day Ian answers a 911 call only to realize he is talking to his daughter who has been abducted from his home seven years before.
Going on a bullet ridden chase from Texas to California, this macabre, violent ride in a 1965 Mustang will...more
The Dispatcher grabbed me from the first page since that’s when the phone call is received. It slows a little as...more
At first I thought this book was going to be about what a 911 dispatcher does and while it does talk a...more
More than that, though, this book is a study in psychology and human nature. Jahn considers what humans are capable of doing when...more
Through her own tenacity, as well as her dad's she is reunited with her parents.
What happens in the last few days of her captivity is a blood bath leaving at least 9 dead or in serious condition, not counting the babies that died in the years before the last "Sarah" was kidnapped.
To think that all this time you have been looking at a complicit brothe...more
The first half of this book is just phenomenal, but it takes a turn into more gritty, violence mid-way through. I just can't bring myself...more
There may well be nothing in the world stronger than a father's love. Ian Hunt proves this again anad again throughout this book. To begin with, even though his dau...more
A gripping, but violent, thriller about a father’s no holds barred quest...more
This book had me on the edge of my seat every time I picked it up; if I had coffee while reading it, I honestly thought I'd expire from anxiety. Jahn's present tense narrative has the effect of making eve...more
I had zero expectations starting this book. I thought the premise sounded interesting and very reminiscent of Taken with Liam Neeson which happens to be one of my favorite movies. After finishing the book, it had all of the same elements that made me love Taken. I was floored by how much I enjoyed this book. It hooked me from page one.
The intensity in this novel starts from page one and it doesn't stop for one minute. It's a read-at-your-own-p...more
A missing child considered forgotten, something bad that happened and is now in the past, a buried memory.
Ian Hunt is a small time cop in a sleepy police department in East Texas. His daughter Maggie was fourteen years old when she was kidnapped from their home. Ian blamed himself for not being there that night. Out of the blue, a phone call comes in from Maggie, she's alive and needs her father to come and save her, save her like he failed to do the first time around.
He published his first novel, the CWA John Creasey Dagger winning Acts of Violence, in 2009, and has since published two others, Low Life and The Dispatcher. Translation righ...more