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Stolen

Stolen

Escrito por Daniel Palmer

Narrado por Peter Berkrot


Stolen

Escrito por Daniel Palmer

Narrado por Peter Berkrot

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4.5/5 (13 avaliações)
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11 horas
Lançado em:
Aug 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781624068300
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The future looks bright for John and Ruby. John's business is growing, and they're talking about starting a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and insurance won't cover the treatment, John steals a customer's identity and files a false claim. The plan works perfectly - until the customer in question contacts John with a startling proposition. If John and Ruby play a little game he's devised, he won't report their fraud. The rules are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be deadly consequences. With each round, the crimes get more twisted. John and Ruby can't disappear - and they can't go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive.
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9781624068300
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Sobre o autor

DANIEL PALMER is the author of several critically-acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master's degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children, where he is currently at work on his next novel.


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  • (4/5)
    Great characters, a storyline that grabs you from the beginning and an amazing conclusion.Daniel Palmer created a story that explores how far one would go to save the life of a loved one when what they currently have isn't enough to do so and the consequences that follow. Would you commit any crime if it would save the one you love? The question is one that John has to explore in order to save his wife.
  • (5/5)
    Wow wow wow!! What a fantastic book!! I throughly enjoyed it, and look forward to listening to more of his books!!
  • (5/5)
    Stolen: Daniel Palmer A safe has no air, no way to get out unless you have the right combination to release the door. A foxhole is dug so deep that many men can hide from the enemy if they have the right camouflage and coverings. A sturdy box with four sides and the right tape can keep you within its confines with no way to get out and little air to breathe. A coffin locks the person within its walls with no way out, the top tightly shut and the world no longer available to you. Now, imagine feeling these constraints while alive because your world has closed in on you, your life is about to end or change and the only way out is by scratching, clawing and fighting for your life and what you need to survive. Stolen, by bestselling author Daniel Palmer, brings to light what happens to Ruby and John when more than just the walls close in, the rug pulled out from under them and their life together might end even before it really has begun.While getting close and watching a television program, they discuss their day and decide to take inside their bedroom, But, Ruby insists that John test her in order to be prepared for an exam but what happens next by chance will change shatter the mood, eliminate the testing and start a chain of events that will send them both on journey into the world of health insurance companies, compliance laws, authorization, doctors and much more that was extensively research by the author to enlighten everyone about why are health care system needs more than just an overhaul. Finding an unusual mole on the bottom or base of Ruby’s foot, John questions her as to how long its been there and whether it has grown. Seeing a dermatologist would destroy their world, as the end result was cancer but not just the mole on her foot but in more places. Hoping to be able to start treatment the doctor states the drug in question is not only super expensive but the generic is not available at this time and might not be for a long time. Calling for it does not help and the manufacturer states that is not available. Placing the order for the brand name and dealing with his insurance company is frightening as he is told they will not cover it because a generic is available. Explaining to this person, who definitely is speaking from a script, does not really hear or want to really listen to what John is saying, tells him they will NOT cover the drug because a generic is available and totally disregards what he is telling him. This is a powerful novel that everyone needs to read to understand the seriousness of what the author is bringing to light. Just how far will someone go to safe another person’s life? What John does in order to gain access to the medication for Ruby required creativity, inventiveness and criminal activity for starters. Defining for readers the definition of phone spoofing author Daniel Palmer brings not only John but also this reviewer into the world of hacking, spoofing and identity theft in a way that most people would never think of or even know about. As John buys the software needed, gets the equipment in place he begins his search of someone whose profile and identity would suit what he needs and who is covered by one insurance carrier that allows for generic exemption. Target chosen, ID’s created and the game begins to try and get the proper care for Ruby. Finding a new doctor, taking the tests over again and at first succeeding, even moving and using the names of the couple whose identity they took, to move to a new location. But, let’s remember that John’s vocation is game and running games on the Internet. So, what would happen if the person whose identity he stole somehow finds out? What will happen if the tables are turned and now you are the player being controlled by the master of game playing but you have no idea where this person is, what he really wants and just how terrifying he can be?As Ruby seems to be progressing and the drugs appear to be helping one phone call would change more than just their ability to get the medication needed but their lives. Meeting a young woman in their new location would be great, as Ruby wanted a friend. A phone call from the man who claims they stole his identity would set off a chain of events that no one seems to be able to stop. What would you do if you were threatened and told you had to become a master criminal in order to prevent someone from committing murder? What would you do if you were told to steal two scarves, marked in a store for you to take, value over 100 dollars? How would you feel if you did not follow what this person demanded and someone close to you winds up dead? What happens when the next person is bound, tied and someone even closer to you? What happens when you are told to commit a robbery and the victim starts to choke? Calling your friend the cop to find out some information about two men, the one blackmailing you and another, you claim that their accounts with your gaming company need to be canceled but you never tell your friend why? You wife thinks your friend might be part of the scam and working with this unknown man who threatens someone in your family next? Just how will this play out and will you ever be able to take a deep breath again? How does this person know your every move? Will this end? Will you give yourself up and go to jail for what you did? Fear, desperation, love, hate, murder, deceit, betrayals and lies are just hardly touching the surface as to the issues brought to light in this novel. But, stealing someone’s identity to safe a person’s life? Right or wrong, you decide!Decisions: we all make them but sometimes we don’t think about the consequences of our choices. Author Daniel Palmer raises the bar by bringing to light what many hope they never face the simple difference between right and wrong yet in this case not so simple. John faces his own demons from the past and a decision that cost someone his life. Next, he faces a man who makes Mr. Hyde sound and look like a kindly old man. Frightening to say the least. But, when this maniac requires Ruby to do something and the end result backfires it might cost him more than just one life. How far will John go to play this man’s games? When will it stop? Sometimes you face things and you feel boxed or suffocating within the confines of an enclosure with no air to breathe? Ruby has cancer and needs this one drug. John won’t ask for help because he’s afraid of the end result. Just how will this all end still remains to be seen as Stolen the title of novel has many multiple meanings. Stolen: someone’s identity, someone has stolen their lives and made them pawns in his came, safeguards, his business and possibly much more before this new thriller and author Daniel Palmer brings it to an explosive end. John Bodine and Ruby Dawes became victims of the heath care system. John runs an online gaming business and Ruby’s diagnosis changed it all. So, is stealing this customer’s identity and filling false claims the answer? Did he have any other choice? Just how many games will they have to play? Why not let him report fraud? Some people are sick and others play nasty pool or jokes. Sadistic humor is not funny. The police cannot be contacted and their only recourse is to outsmart this psychopath? Can they or before they become the next victims in his sick plot? Things get out of control more lives are in danger and John teams up with his police friend Clegg to find the killer when the truth behind what he did finally comes out. But, not everything goes as planned and now they race to clock to save someone else before this man takes another life. When the rationale behind what is happening comes out you will think twice before you allow your teens to play any video games and you might think twice yourself. As the killer is called the SHS killer and the final victim is taken will he be successful? Will John finally get him and save someone close to him? The ending you won’t believe and the final outcome you have to read for yourself. What harm can come from a video game? What happens when someone takes virtual reality and lives it for real? What happens when someone decides to prove he’s the ultimate criminal? Author Daniel Palmer’s research into gaming, hacking, phones spoofing, and health insurance and computer programs are extensive. Enlightening readers as to what happens when an insurance company denies your claim or refuses to cover need meds will hopefully create some changes in our system. Knowing that some require preauthorization on a yearly basis when a specific medication works and the person has already taken the others needs to be addressed. One powerful novel that will keep riveted to the printed page and unable to put the book down once you start it. Once again author Daniel Palmer raises the bar in this five star outstanding thriller that will take you on a roller coaster ride inside the world of gaming, hacking, health care. Loyalties, trust, friendships, faith and love are all tested when John, Ruby and so many others have to decide to put their faith in the right hands. Sometimes there is air inside a safe if you allow it to come through. Faith: Very powerful Fran Lewis: reviewer : Let’s give this book Five Golden Stars
  • (4/5)
    John Bodine and his wife Ruby Dawes have everything going for them. His business is about to take off and they want to start a family, but then Ruby finds out she has cancer. To make matters worse, their cheap insurance plan won’t cover her medication. Using his computer skills, John finds a way around that by stealing the identity of someone who has great coverage. Problem solved, they pose as this other couple for the six months that Ruby needs her treatment. Only problem, the person whose identity John stole finds him and decides to play a little game with him. A game that involves stealing; at first small things and progresses from there. If he fails to complete his tasks, the consequences are terrible. Yes, it could mean murder! John must stop this maniac before he is forced to do the unthinkable. I have to say that this novel grabbed my attention at first, and wondered if this couple could pull off this insurance scam. But when the protagonist comes in and concocts this criminal game; I was at the edge of my seat. The action builds from there and there are many twists and surprises. It was a good read and I couldn’t figure what the deal was with this guy, but it all climaxed with yet another shock. I have say this should be on everyone’s; summer reading list!
  • (4/5)
    To many flaws in the story iMO. Some things were just not possible. Common sense missed out on this one.