Had to switch gears

I had to abandon the Virus story I was writing. I ended up going back to a kidnapping suspense piece I think I'll call: The Kidnapping of Sarah Easton. Here's a synopsis:


While en route to an appointment, Sarah Easton, student at U.C. Berkeley, is kidnapped through a sublte deception and brought to a remote cabin, where she is forced to record a ransom demand aimed at her father, a hotel magnate. Over the several days of her confinement, she attempts to turn the tables by using her wits and manipulating the strange interpersonal relationships between her three captors. However, as these relationships break down and the day of the exchange looms, her careful planning is thwarted at the last minute and she learns that death is in the works for her. Using every resource to escape, she comes face to face with the unexpected mastermind behind the kidnapping.

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