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Three Weeks to Say Goodbye (edition 2008)

by C. J. Box

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Title:Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
Authors:C. J. Box (Author)
Info:New York : Minotaur Books, 2009, c2008.
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Stand alone thriller that was a fun read. Every parent should be chilled by the prospect of a powerful person, with a gang ridden, sociopath son gone bad--in your life. The characters are well done and the reader sympathizes with the actions of the offended parents. The parents draw in some western characters that could never exist in the East. The plot winds together and there doesn't seem to be any hanging strands. But, you wonder what happens when the baby grows up to be an adult...or a teenager! ( )
  buffalogr | May 18, 2016 |
A couple is contacted by the adoption agency to say that they had not filed the proper paperwork and will lose the 9 month girl they have been raising. The birth father doesnt want her but the grandfather who is a federal judge does. While they know fighting him in court will not work, they try to dig up dirt and Judge Moreland and his son. It was a page turner with many twists and turns you dont see coming. Looking forward to reading some more by this author. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
A couple is contacted by the adoption agency to say that they had not filed the proper paperwork and will lose the 9 month girl they have been raising. The birth father doesnt want her but the grandfather who is a federal judge does. While they know fighting him in court will not work, they try to dig up dirt and Judge Moreland and his son. It was a page turner with many twists and turns you dont see coming. Looking forward to reading some more by this author. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
This was a ridiculous story/plot. OK, so I know a lot of suspense novels have ridiculous plots, but say, Harlan Coben has a way of not making it feel ridiculous while you are reading it. This book? It was my first, and likely my last, CJ Box. ( )
  ER1116 | Jan 13, 2016 |
A good thriller -- what happens when the parents of an adopted child are told the birth father never signed away his custody & that he wants the baby back?
  mfdavis | May 20, 2015 |
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The pistol-packing intervention of a deranged mountain man who may be ever so faintly on the side of the angels signals an eventual renunciation of theme in favour of action, but McGuane’s bootstrap heroism holds the interest.
 
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The bloodthirsty hate the upright, and they seek the life of the righteous. An unjust man is an abomination to the just, and he who is upright is an abomination to the wicked. --Proverbs 29:10, 27
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To Marc and Jenny ... and Laurie, always
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It was Saturday morning, November 3, and the first thing I noticed when I entered my office was that my telephone message light was blinking.
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Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: Angelina’s birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face-to-face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there’s something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions.

As Angelina’s safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe.
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Nine months after bringing their adopted daughter Angelina home, Jack and Melissa McGuane receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: the birth father, a teenager and son of a powerful Denver judge, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants Angelina back.… (more)

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