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Method 15/33 : a novel

by Kirk, Shannon,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA KIRK Shannon
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA KIRK Shannon
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Kirk
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Kirk
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Kirk
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
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Monroeville Public Library Fiction KIRK Shannon
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  KIRK Shannon
Penn Hills Library Fiction KIR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Thriller Fiction THRILLER KIRK Shannon
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Thriller Fiction
Call Number  THRILLER KIRK Shannon

2015 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for Best Suspense Novel

2015 School Library Journal Best Adult Books for Teens (1 of only 17 Novels Selected)

2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Winner Mystery/Suspense

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped...Alone...Terrified.

Now forget her...

Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge.

She is methodical--calculating-- scientific in her plotting. A clinical sociopath? Leaving nothing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits--for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors.

The agents trying to find a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nietzsche warned us to beware of people with a strong desire to punish. That thought lingers after putting down this dark, disturbing, damnably readable novel. Lisa is a pregnant teenager kidnapped by a gang that wants her baby for their own purposes. They lock her away, not knowing that what they have is a computer in a girl suit. At once, she's observing and memorizing anything that might aid a bid for freedom. A bucket handle, a bottle of bleach, all part of the numbers in the title. Readers who seek crime fiction for its strong narrative line will be puzzled here and there, as when Lisa stalls her story to discourse on research in The Journal of Neuroscience. Or when a lawman, in the middle of an exciting pursuit, stops to reminisce about his brother. In the vengeful finale, Lisa seems to have become someone who's had the good emotions burned out of her and indulges bad ones just to feel alive. The novel is a worthy challenge, a joy to discuss, and a great pairing with John Katzenbach's equally riveting What Comes Next (2012). But it's not a fun, diverting read.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Kirk's harrowing first novel, a kidnap victim-16 years old and pregnant-meticulously plots her escape. Although locked in a sparsely furnished third-floor room of what she believes to be a white farmhouse, the nameless narrator is confident that she can turn the tables on her male captor ("I had the wits to beat this horrible, disgusting thing"). Her visitors include a doctor and a couple she calls Mr. and Mrs. Obvious, who intend to take her baby. Fueled by a desire for revenge, she carefully catalogues every possible asset that she might use: a loose floorboard is #4, a pencil sharpener is #15, and so on. Meanwhile, FBI special agent Roger Liu investigates the abduction case of Dorothy M. Salucci, another in a series of missing pregnant teens, and he tracks a slim lead to rural Indiana. Back at the farmhouse, the narrator sets out to rescue herself, and with great cunning and patience she carries out the plan she calls 15/33. Her willpower and ingenuity prove more than a match for the callous brutality of those who wish her ill as this exciting tale builds to a surprising climax. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping victims -- Fiction.
Pregnant teenagers -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher Longboat Key, Florida :2015
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Method fifteen thirty-three
Language English
Description 226 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781608091454
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