Deck the Halls
Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: October 01, 2001
Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, has joined forces with her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, to create a brilliant and exciting story of high stakes, intrigue and detection in a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting.
Three days before Christmas, Alvirah Meehan, the famous lottery winner and amateur detective, meets Regan in a New Jersey dentist's office. Regan is there in search of her busy father, who is scheduled for a routine visit. However, it is soon apparent that Luke Reilly is not going to keep his appointment,
But Regan's worry turns to panic when a call comes through on her cell phone telling her that her father and his driver Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom. She turns to Alvirah, because although Regan is a licensed detective in L.A., it is Alvirah who has the valuable contacts amongst the ranks of New York's law enforcement community.
As Regan and Alvirah desperately try to meet the harsh demands and tough deadline of the kidnappers, Luke and Rosita, held captive on a decrepit houseboat
moored in the Hudson River, are becoming increasingly terrified. And to make matters worse, a winter storm is gathering, putting their lives in even greater danger ...
'Deck The Halls' is filled with twists and turns , intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of holiday cheer. Mary and Carol Higgins Clark have created a breathless yet heartwarming story of suspense in their first collaboration - a Christmas classic for many holiday seasons to come.