King’s Ransom

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In King’s Ransom, the son of a rich industrialist, Doug King, is kidnapped. The kidnapper demands ransom, which pushes King to contact the police. The boys from 87th Precinct leap into action, only to then realise that it is not young Bobby King who has been kidnapped, but his friend, the chauffer’s son. Doug King is now in a moral conflict; unable to fork over the money he needs for his business deal to save a young child.

What makes this book stand out?

The brilliant implementation of philosophical and ethical concepts into the plot.

Read it for

The utter genius of a moral dilemma such as the one a rich businessman Doug King is trapped in.

Don't read it for

If you do not intend to engage your thoughts, put this book away!

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