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ᅹ Uses of text Say Nothing: A Novel ᇫ Book Author Brad Parks ሷ ᅹ Uses of text Say Nothing: A Novel ᇫ Book Author Brad Parks ሷ ONETheir first move against us was so small, such an infinitesimal blip against the blaring background noise of life, I didnt register it as anything significant.It came in the form of a text from my wife, Alison, and it arrived on my phone at 3 28 one Wednesday afternoon Hey sorry forgot to tell you kids have dr appt this pm Picking them up soon.If I had any reaction to this unexpected disruption, it was only mild disappointment Wednesday was Swim With Dad, a weekly ritual revered enough in our family to deserve capitalization The twins and I had been partaking in it regularly for the past three years or so While it had started as a predictable disaster the avoidance of drowning than actual swimmingit had since evolved into something far pleasurable Now age six, Sam and Emma had become ardent water rats.For the forty five minutes we usually lasted, until one of them got that chatter in the teeth that told me they were done, all we did was enjoy one another We splashed around We raced from one end of the pool to the other We played water games of our own invention, like the much beloved Baby Hippo Theres something about having genuine fun with your kids thats good for the soul in away nothing else is, even if youre forever stuck in the role of Momma Hippo.I looked forward to it in the same way I cherished all the weekly rites that had come to define our familys little universe Friday, for example, was Board Gameapalooza Sunday was Pancake Day Monday was Hats and Dancing, which involved, well ,dancing With hats on.And maybe none ofthis sounds terribly sexy Certainly, you wouldnt want to slap it across a Cosmo coverHOW TO GIVE YOUR MAN THE BEST PANCAKE DAY OF HIS LIFE But I have come to believe a good routine is the bedrock of a happy family, and therefore a happy marriage, and therefore a happy life.So I was miffed, that Wednesday afternoon, when the enjoyment of our little routine was taken away from me One of the benefits of being a judge is having a certain amount of say so over my own schedule My staff knows that, no matter what crisis of justice may be visiting us on a Wednesday afternoon, the Honorable Scott A Sampson will be leaving his chambers at four oclock to pick up his kids from after school care so he can take them to the YMCA pool.I thought about going anyway and swimming some laps Doughy forty four year old white men with sedentary jobs ought not pass up opportunities for exercise But the I thought about it, being there without Sam and Emma felt wrong I went home instead.For the past four years, weve lived in an old farmhouse alongside the York River we call the farm, because were creative that way Its in a rural part of the Virginia tidewater known as the Middle Peninsula, in an unincorporated section of Gloucester County, about three hours south of D.C and many steps off the beaten path.How we ended up there is a story that starts in Washington, where I was the go to policy guy for an influential US senator It continues with an incidentmight as well refer to it as The Incident, also capitalizedthat landed me in a hospital bed, which tends to encourage the rethinking of ones priorities It ends with my appointment as a federal judge, sitting in Norfolk, in the Eastern District ofVirginia.It was not, necessarily, what I had envisioned for myself when I first picked up Congressional Quarterly as a sixth grader Nor was it your conventionalput out to political pasture assignment From a workload standpoint, federal judges tend to be like ducks Theres going on under the surface than anyone quite realizes.But it was certainly better than where The Incident might have ended for me, which was the morgue.So I would have told you, all things considered, I had it pretty damn good, with my two healthy kids, my loving wife, my challenging but rewarding job, my happy routine.Or at least thats what I would have said until 5 52 P.M that Wednesday.Thats when Alison arrived home.Alone.I had been in the kitchen, cutting fruit for the twins next day lunches.Alison was emitting her usual coming home sounds opening the door, putting down her bag, shuffling through the mail Every day, from nine to five thirty, she works with children who have intellectual disabilities that are so severe, their local school systems lacked the ability to accommodate their needs It is, from my perspective, grueling work that would absolutely wipe me out Yet she almost always comes home in a good mood Alison is a veritable force of nurture.Weve been together since our sopho year of college I fell in love with her because she was beautiful and yet also found it endearing that I could name all 435 members of Congress, along with the states they represented and their party affiliations If youre a guy like me and you find a woman like that You hang on to her for all youre worth.Hey, love, I called out.Hey, hon, she answered.What I didnt hear, I immediately realized, were the twins A six year old human is a noisy animal two six year olds, even so Sam and Emma typically enter stomping and banging, chattering and humming, creating their own little unselfconscious cacophony.The only thing conspicuous than the racket they make is the absence of it I dried my apple damp hands on a towel and walked down the hallway to the foyer so I could investigate.Alison was there, her head bent toward a bill she had opened.Where are the kids I asked.She looked up from the bill, perplexed What do you mean Its Wednesday.I know But you sent me a text.What text About the doctor, I said, digging into my pocket so she could read it Its right here.Without bothering to look, she said, I didnt send you any texts about any doctors.I suddenly knew what it must be like to sit on a beach when all the water mysteriously rushes away, as happens just before a tsunami You simply cant imagine the size of the thing thats about to hit you.So, wait, youre saying you didnt pick up the twins Alison asked.No.Does Justina have them Justina Kemal is the Turkish college student who lives rent free in our cottage in exchange for a certain amount of childcare each month.I doubt it, I said Its Wednesday SheMy phone rang.Thats probably the school, Alison said Tell them Ill be right there Jesus, Scott.Alison was already grabbing her keys from the bowl The number was coming up as RESTRICTED I hit the answer button.Scott Sampson, I said.Hello, Judge Sampson, came a voice that sounded thick, deep, and indistinct, like it was being put through a filter It must be nice to have your wife home.Who is this I asked stupidly.Youre probably wondering where Sam and Emma are, the voice said.There was a surge of primal juices in my body My heart began slamming against my rib cage Blood raced to my face, roared in my ears.Where are they I asked Again, stupid.Alison had paused, halfway out the door I was braced like I was about to start throwing punches.Skavron, the voice said.Skavron, I repeated What about it United States vs Skavron was a drug sentencing scheduled for my courtroom the next day I had spent the early part of the week preparing for it.You will receive your instructions about the verdict we want in a text message tomorrow, the voice said If you want to see your children again, you will follow those instructions exactly.What instructions What doYou will not go to the police, the voice continued You will not approach the FBI You will not notify the authorities in any way Your children remaining alive and unharmed depends on you going about your business as if nothing is wrong You will do nothing You will say nothing Do you understand No, wait, I dont understand I dont understand anything.Then let me make it clear to you If we even suspect youve spoken to the authorities, well start chopping off fingers If we know for a fact you have, well do ears andnoses.I got it I got it Please dont hurt them Ill do whatever you want Please donSay nothing,the voice warned.Then the line went dead.Praise for Say NothingParks does a fantastic job conveying every parents worst fear while also showcasing the marital conflict and mistrust that erupts in the midst of a crisis.Fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner will love this thriller Dont stay silent, tell everyone Library Journal starred review The novels final pages are exciting, surprising and deeply moving How moving Its ending brought me to tears, and, where books are concerned, such moments are rare Say Nothing carries his work to a new level The Washington PostParks dispenses plot twists with a poisoned eyedropperThe nerve shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you ll be shaking with gratitude that it s finally over Kirkus Reviews starred review Say Nothing begins by shocking the mind and ends by shattering the heartReaders will quickly say yes to this spellbinding, disturbing novel The Richmond Times DispatchShamus Awardwinner Parkss excellent domestic thriller credibly portrays a family under severe stress readers will find themselves on pins and needles awaiting the reveals Publishers Weekly starred review A mystery is supposed to be a surprise but this one floored me Parks has been a consistently solid writer but with this book, he entered a new level with even fuller characters and superb plotting Parks plumbs parents anguish when their children are kidnapped.NJ.comFast paced and terrifying, Say Nothing is a roller coaster of fear, deception, jealousy, and terror BustleWith the tension ratcheted up to 10, youll churn through pages like your life depends on it Filled with twists and turns than a country back road, you will never see what lies ahead.After reading Say Nothing, I only had one thought in my head I have to read everything Parks has written FredericksburgFree Lance StarParks legal thriller gets off to a roaring start, plunking us immediately in the middle of things Booklist Outstandingstarts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser Say Nothingshows Parks is a quality writer at the top of his form.Lee Child Say Nothing moves Brad Parks onto the top shelf of thriller writers He grabs readers hearts in the first chapter, and doesn t let go until the last line.Joseph Finder A pedal to the floor thriller Say Nothinggrabs you from the first few paragraphs and never lets go Writing in sharp, no nonsense prose, Parks perfectly nails the dynamics of a family under the gun and has conjured a plot did I mention high speed that leaps straight from todays headlines This novels a winner Jeffery Deaver Say Nothingis tremendously satisfying, packed with engaging characters and surprising plot twists and a furious build of tension until its gut wrenching pay off.Chris Pavone A twisting, suspenseful ride that adds a new and original twist to the legal thriller a judge, 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    • Say Nothing: A Novel
    • 4.1
    • 364
    • Format Kindle
    • 441 pages
    • Brad Parks
    • Anglais
    • 07 November 2016

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