One title on Ott's list:
Takeover. By Lisa Black. 2008. Morrow, $24.95 (9780061544453).Read about another novel on Ott's list.
Corpse don’t frighten Cleveland forensic scientist Theresa MacLean. Living, breathing criminals do. So why does she agree to become a hostage in exchange for her fiancé, a police officer held at the Federal Reserve Building by two would-be robbers? A tightly plotted, relentlessly suspenseful thriller from a former fingerprint analyst with the Cleveland coroner’s office.
The Page 69 Test: Takeover.
My Book, The Movie: Takeover.
Also see: Best crime novels: 2009.