Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Near retirement after years of rescuing children, Alan Carmichael embarks on one last mission--to rescue a teenager from an abusive parent--but after the boy is safely hidden away, Alan begins to doubt his decision to intervene.

Blackwell North Amer
Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago, but only now was he ready to return home. For years, he's lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldier's skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. Some consider him nothing but a kidnapper for hire - the best in the business; others call him a hero. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after twenty-five years, he is ready to take on his final case - a case that could destroy him.
The boy's name is Jamie: He believes that his father is going to kill him. Allen is convinced that the twelve-year-old is right and devises a strategy to save him. His last job done, Allen heads back to Folly Island, where he plans to settle into a quiet life. But not long after his return, a small plane piloted by the boy's father crashes, leaving behind debris - but no body. Now it is up to Allen to resolve whether Jamie's father is dead or alive - and to make sure Jamie himself stays out of harm's way. But a series of ominous events leads Allen to question whether Jamie's father is really the enemy after all. Or if the real threat is far more unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.

Baker
& Taylor

On the brink of retirement after years of rescuing children, Alan Carmichael embarks on one last mission--to rescue a teenager from an abusive parent--but after the boy is safely hidden away, Alan begins to doubt his own decision to intervene as he wonders if he has set a killer free to kill again or if his efforts have set in motion a wave of violence that had begun years earlier. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780553801910
0553801910
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 24 cm

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