Nine-year-old Janine Stearns and her family stop at a convenience store to buy ice cream. Moments later, a masked gunman walks in, robs the store, shoots the clerk, and, upon seeing the Stearns' BMW, kidnaps Janine. It is left to Ross Stearns, Janine's uncle and guardian, to rescue her.
Paperback, 286 pages
June 1st 1998
by Tor Books
(first published November 1996)
Thriller - Nine year old Janine Stearns is kidnapped during a grocery store holdup. When her father is killed during the aborted $500,000 ransom payment it falls to her parolee uncle Ross to try to get the ransom paid and his niece rescued.