"Razor sharp and full of you-are-there authenticity - a superb thriller."―Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling author
"Move over Jason Bourne, action has a new name as international kidnapping expert Thea Paris pulls out all the stops to rescue her own father in this clever and gritty debut."―Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
"This debut novel generates nonstop suspense, commanding attention from the start and never letting go. Intended as the start of a series, this is a must for thriller fans."
―Booklist (Starred Review)
"A fast-moving thriller featuring kidnapped oil tycoon Christos Paris and his kidnap-negotiator daughter, Thea. She's tough. She's smart. She's diabetic . . . A spectacular start for what promises to be a great Thea Paris series."
―Kirkus (Starred Review)
"The Freedom Broker combines terrific thriller writing and fascinating research about hostage rescues. This is fact and fiction at its best."
―James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Howe provides non-stop action, believable characters, and a well-researched look at the world of international kidnapping."
"A debut of considerable power . . . Highly recommended for those seeking the comfort and thrills that an international thriller can provide in a world where fact and fiction seem intertwined. I am sure we will be hearing again from Thea Paris before too long."
―Ali Karim, Shots Magazine
"Unparalleled storytelling by K.J. Howe . . . Her characters are memorable and realistic. She has a great talent for the description of landscapes, action, and an unerring detail for stealth from the beginning to the climactic end. I wish I could write as well."―Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pharaoh's Secret
"It's hard to reach the level of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben the first time out of the box, but K.J. Howe does just that in her masterful debut, The Freedom Broker."