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The Worst Thing

The Worst Thing

(2011)
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"An intriguing novel of suspense as well as an evocative portayal of the inner workings of a mind tormented by terror."
Jonathan Kellerman


"Aaron Elkins delivers a mind-bending, heart-pounding read. Count me as a lifetime member of his fan club. I'm in awe."
Ridley Pearson


An exciting new stand-alone thriller from the Edgar Award-winning creator of Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective.

When Bryan Bennett's boss asks him to fly to Iceland to teach his corporate level kidnapping and extortion seminar, he says no-after all, designing hostage negotiation programs is the perfect job as long as he keeps a safe distance from danger. After experiencing a kidnapping during his childhood, he never wants to risk it again, no matter how long the odds. But the CEO wants Bryan-or no one.

For decades he's treaded gingerly around the edges of his deepest terrors. Now, on this trip Bryan must face his fears full on. Will he realize that in this battle of will and nerve, he is his own greatest enemy? Or did he lose this fight years ago?

Genre: Thriller
 
Used availability for Aaron Elkins's The Worst Thing


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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Worst Thing
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0-425-24099-1 / 978-0-425-24099-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Worst Thing (Berkley Prime Crime)
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0-425-25144-6 / 978-0-425-25144-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Worst Thing
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 1-5226-7203-6 / 978-1-5226-7203-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Worst Thing: Berkley Prime Crime
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Worst Thing (Berkley Prime Crime)
Author(s): Aaron Elkins
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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