What do you do when your celebrity-DJ daughter is kidnapped and you have twenty-four hours until she’s killed? Forget the Swedish police. If you’re the wealthy von Mullers of Stockholm, you call PI Martin Brunner and his mouthy apprentice, Daniel Lakin.
As the desperate hours tick by, the hired detectives search for suspicious links in the missing woman’s web of fans, friends, and family. But this case is looking to be anything but a run-of-the-mill kidnapping. In a pulse-pounding pursuit across land and water, Martin and Daniel must not only face down Kylee’s brutal captors but also deal with deeply sinister revelations from some surprising sources.
Action-packed and unspooling family twists right up to the final pages, 24 Hours proves that time flies when this might be the last day of your life.
Ticktock, Martin. The clock . . . is ticking.
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Carl reckons that the seed for his storytelling ambitions was sown when he was a kid. The classic tale: schoolteacher puts student on the spot by making him read his writing aloud. Other interests would emerge during summer breaks, when he would design tree houses and project manage their construction.
Carl grew up in various countries, returning to the UK as a teen to study architecture at university in Bristol – the hometown of world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. Carl became an award-winner within the field of architecture, and a literary giant person, standing just under two meters tall (roughly six feet, seven inches)—his books are for others to judge.
While writing his Urban Design Master’s Thesis in London on crime prevention, he befriended a police officer. Despite his best efforts, he wasn’t able to glean the kind of knowledge that could be used for a novel. Turns out that “Designing Out Crime” Police Officers know far more about residential layouts – oddly enough – than juicy murder investigations.
Carl currently lives in Sweden, where he works as a creative tech expert in urban planning, in addition to being an entrepreneur. He promises to keep the words coming on a regular basis.