Running from the Devil (Emma Caldridge #1)
A race against evil . . .Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogotá when her plane is hijacked and spins out of control into the mountains near the Venezuelan border. Thrown unhurt from the wreckage, she can do nothing but watch as guerrillas take the other passengers hostage.
An endurance marathon runner, Emma silently trails the gu ...more
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Her plane crashes in the jungles of Columbia and over 50 surviving passengers are taken hostage by Columbian guerrillas. Emma is thrown from the wreckage and follows the guerrillas as they lead their hostages through the jungle. Needless to say there are some very nasty fellows in this gro ...more
-every single 'hero' character was a superhero, able to leapt tall buildings in a single bound. The biggest flaws between them were an overdeveloped sense of responsibility and maybe shin splints
-the ability of every bad guy to magically appear with yards of their prey through dense jungle with no trails without fail after hours upon hours of a head start
-random religio ...more
Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogotá when her plane is hijacked and spins out of control into the mountains near the Venezuelan border. Thrown unhurt from the wreckage, she can do nothing but watch as guerrillas take the other passengers hostage.
An endurance marathon runner, Emma silently trails the guerrillas and their captives, using her athletic prowess and scientific knowledge to stay alive. Those skills become essential when she discovers an
In this book, the men don't talk like men, all the characters sound the same, and the plot just falls over, flat. Uninteresting. I thought the actual writing was bad, too - too much colloquial language in the author's text, for example.
I'd hoped for more, after such an exciting opening scene.
Can't wait to read the next booke!
Before hearing about Running Dark, the second book in this series, I had not heard of Jamie Freveletti. I agreed to read and review Running Dark and was pleasantly surprised to receive Running From the Devil in my package as well. I like to read seri ...more
She teams up with another American as they run from the “devil” and try to make it home alive. Unfo ...more
Jamie Freveletti has come up with a winner in her debut thriller. Taking place primarily in Colombia, there are far-reaching implications of involvement in Washington. Emma Caldridge, biochemist for a cosmetics firm, competitive speed runner and more, could give Xena (pop culture icon) a run for her money.
This book is action packed from Emma thrown clear of a hijacked jet passenger plane when it crashes, through a high-stakes race for her life through th ...more
Running From the Devil takes off right from the first page with a plane being hijacked and crashing into the mountains of Colombia near the Venezuelan border -- an area known for ...more
The Plot: A plane is hijacked and downed in the jungles of Colombia - and the 68 surviving passengers are taken hostage. What the guerrillas in charge don't know is passenger #69 - Emma Caldridge - is alive, well, and a force to be reckoned with. Emma's an extreme long distance runner, able to top 100 miles in a single race. She's also a botanist / researcher with an extensive knowledge of the plants of the world, especially in the Colo ...more
Love seeing a competent female character in a thriller, a genre that tends to be male-dominated. Emma runs ultra-marathons and is very very smart - these are characteristics that make her able to take care of herself and others, even to the point of rescuing our male hero (I know, imagine that). I also liked that the focus of the book wasn't how soon it would be unt ...more
The plot is based on the crash of a British Airlines passenger plane headed to Bogota. The plane lands in the middle of Colombia's guerilla-laden jungle. All the passengers who survived, except one, are taken captive. Emma is the sole passenger who escapes. She is an ultra-marathoner and she follows the kidnap ...more
This is a great read--fast paced, smart and unusual, particularly since the main hero of the piece is a woman. Emma Caldridge, a biochemist for a cosmetics company, survives a crash landing of a hijacked plane in the jungles of Columbia. She's no lab nerd, she's an elite marathon runner as well as a brilliant scientist, two things she leans heavily on to survive the terrorists who are searching for her since it seems that she might just be the reason the plane was hijacked. I don't w ...more