Pursuit by Gene Hackman“I’ll say this for the last time. Take your hand off the shotgun.”

In a tense standoff with a shopping mall shooter, Sergeant Juliette Worth has the suspect about to surrender—then in a few explosive seconds, she takes him down.

Usually a by-the-book cop, Julie has too much at stake, raising her daughter on her own, to break protocol—until the mall killer pushes her over the line. Instead of kudos for saving his hostage, the Missouri State Criminal Investigation Unit hands Julie cold case duty. Among the forgotten files, she uncovers a disturbing connection between disappearances from years ago—all pretty girls, all presumed runaways.

Now Julie’s instincts have her hunting a predator still very much in the picture. Someone who pulls Julie into a harrowing chase—by abducting her own daughter. . .

Gene Hackman, acclaimed actor and author of Payback at Morning Peak, “takes aim at a clear target: telling a good story” (St. Augustine Record) in this contemporary thriller.

Gene Hackman brings his richly diverse literary voice to a gripping new thriller that pits a devoted police sergeant against a predator who may cost her everything that matters.

Amazon Reviews:

Several times I had to lay down my e-reader because I was anticipating what would happen next. I loved the heroine. And I can imagine a sequel. WOW. Thank you, Mr. Hackman. Not only are you one of my most favorite actors, but you are now one of my favorite authors! – Melba Carter

Another great book by one of the best actors of his generation, this one departs from the western theme to take place in modern times following a female police officer tracking down a criminal predator in a solid work that is completely believable. He does a good job with the details of police work, develops a solid plot, and creates realistic characters. A great read. – Radio Writer

It was hard to put the book down. I was ready for the bad guy to ‘get-it’ after a couple of chapters, even caught myself thinking about how Sheriff ‘Little’ Bill would have handled this bad guy, had he been brought into Bill’s jail. – Michael Fair

It was as good a book as he is an actor, I loved it. It kept you wanting to read and not put it down. You know how you just have to find out how it ends, but then the book is over, but it was such a good read I didn’t want it to stop. I even finished it at work on line. I couldn’t wait till I got home. He has another book I’ll definitely be reading it. – Sharon

Mr Hackman surprised me, one of the best actors of all time and now a great author. I enjoyed this book immensely, i highly recommend it. – Janet

The characters are interesting and realistic. The book has a great pace to it. I would like to read more with these characters. – Todd M. Shipley

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