Time Warner Audio Books
Date: May 2000
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Notes: Language, Violence
Rules of Silence
Lindsey, author of Animosity, a book I reviewed earlier,
has written his twelfth thriller, The Rules of Silence.
It tells the story of Titus Cain, a wealthy business owner near
evening, Cain relaxed alone on his patio. His wife was in Italy
with the Louise Thrush, wife of Titus’ best friend, Charlie
Thrush. Suddenly, he saw a flicker of movement in the shadows. He
wondered how anyone could get this close without the dogs alerting
him. It was then he noticed the dogs weren’t at his feet.
men stood just beyond the circle of light in his courtyard. Then,
Cayetano Luquin emerged from the darkness and sat down. He told
Cain that, although he would be free to move about, to consider
himself kidnapped. Over the next four days, Cain would make a series
of "bad investments" amounting to a quarter of Cain’s
net worth, sixty-four million dollars. This money would be placed
in a special account set up for Luquin. To prove he meant business,
he had his men kill Cain’s dogs. Then, he and his men left.
couldn’t go to the FBI or the police. Luquin had said people
would die if he did that. So he went to the ex-CIA agent that had
helped him with a hostage situation a few years before. The man
put him in touch with another agent, Garcia Burden. Together, they
formulated a plan to stop Luquin from preying on others. But could
they stop him in time?
Rules of Silence is a hair-raising look at the shady world
of thieves who have no regard for life. Men like Cayetano Luquin
are ruthless when it comes to getting what they want. But men like
Burden are equally determined to stop them. This is book you won’t
want to put down.