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Running from the Devil: A Novel (utgåvan 2009)

av Jamie Freveletti (Författare)

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Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogota 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 injured passenger, secret government agent Cameron Sumner, separated from the group. Together they follow the hostages, staying one step ahead by staying one step behind.… (mer)
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Titel:Running from the Devil: A Novel
Författare:Jamie Freveletti (Författare)
Info:HarperCollins e-books (2009), Edition: Reprint, 372 pages
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The book had potential, but I just couldn't get into it. ( )
  Stembie3 | Jun 14, 2015 |
Lots of action. Moves quickly. First book. Totally implausible. ( )
  librarian1204 | Apr 26, 2013 |
couldn't get into it at all and didn't finish. ( )
  jilliannn | Apr 4, 2013 |
First Line: Emma Caldridge went to sleep in first class on a British Airlines flight from Miami to Bogotá, and woke sixty seconds before the plane was downed in the Colombian jungle.

Emma is thrown unhurt from the plane and watches in dread as guerillas round up the rest of the crash survivors and lead them into the jungle.

At first wanting to get help for herself and the others, Emma heads in a different direction, but one by one her alternative routes are closed off to her, and she finds herself following the others and trying to stay hidden from the guerillas. Along the way, she runs into an injured government agent, Cameron Sumner, who was left behind to die.

A task force from the United States is on the way to search for survivors, but time is running out. Fortunately Emma is no ordinary woman, and she guards a very powerful secret.

I love thrillers with smart, determined female leads, and Running from the Devil has a winner in Emma Caldridge. I could happily have spent the entire book reading about her surviving on her own out in the jungle, but I suppose that wouldn't have done much for the plot. Emma is such a fascinating character-- a chemist for a cosmetics company and an ultramarathon runner-- that the few times the plot veers away from the natural green jungle and moves to the unnatural concrete jungle inhabited by Washington, D.C., power mongers, I wanted to groan.

Unlike most thrillers I've read, there were secondary characters that shone brightly for their brief close-ups, but they didn't fade permanently from view. Freveletti made readers care for those people, and she was aware that we would want to know what happened to them.

The only thing that I had a hard time swallowing was the dire secret that Emma was guarding so closely. I was happy to see that she didn't shirk her responsibility for it, but I just didn't buy into it. Since I do my best to avoid spoilers, I won't discuss it any further.

If you're in the mood for a fast-paced thriller with a strong, captivating female lead, I think Running from the Devil may be just what the doctor ordered. ( )
  cathyskye | Nov 10, 2011 |
Today, I review Running From the Devil by action thriller author, Jamie Freveletti. I purposefully bought this book because I met Jamie at a writer's conference in June. She was the one thriller author in attendance, and she happened to be female. As much as I enjoy reading and writing in the thriller genre, I find that it tends to be dominated by my gender counterparts, i.e. the men. Therefore, I peppered Jamie with questions during her presentation. She provided much advice for a newbie female attempting to "break in" with a thriller novel. She is proof of that success, as she stated her deal for Running from the Devil was in the six figures zone. Incredible.

Here's my video review, if you are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-mBju_rmXM

My Three Thoughts from reading this novel:

1. I appreciated her use of a kick-butt female protagonist.
2. The characters were less developed than I had hoped. I found it tough to emotionally engage with the story.
3. The ending (though a bit unbelievable) kept me reading from the 80% to 95% mark.

All told, I would recommend Jamie Freveletti's future work. She has mentioned her dedication to honing her craft, so her most recent novel, The Ninth Day, might be more to my liking. ( )
  M.E._Anders | Nov 1, 2011 |
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Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogota 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 injured passenger, secret government agent Cameron Sumner, separated from the group. Together they follow the hostages, staying one step ahead by staying one step behind.

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