Now or Not at All
Is Kirsty Thornhill alive or dead? Did she choose to disappear three years ago, and if so, why? Or was she abducted and murdered? Journalist Mike Stanhope turns reluctant detective when he’s asked to find out what happened to her – but the job proves far more challenging than he anticipated.
David Crosby’s fifth hardboiled thriller kicks off with a heartrending discovery : a gritty underbelly of modern-day slavery that’s been operating in reporter Will Harper’s backyard. Will’s informant’s a terrified teenager– a young Guatemalan immigrant who’s just escaped the elegant compound where she was enslaved as a maid. She’s on the run from hired goons who work for the sugar tycoon who held her captive, at the same time searching for her brother and sister, who’ve been sold as well.