The Lock Box
written as Parker Adams
Coming March 19, 2024
When an army vet-turned-safecracker is forcibly recruited to be part of a dangerous heist, she’ll need all her skills to get out alive in this fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver and P. J. Tracy.
Nearly a decade after getting chased out of the Army for fighting back against abuse, Monna Locke’s skill and discretion have made her the go-to safecracker for Los Angeles clients who need vaults opened and no questions asked. When a lawyer hires her to retrieve a box from his client’s mansion, it seems like an easy payday—until she opens the safe and is immediately attacked by heavily-armed men.
Locke barely escapes and returns to her isolated cabin only to find the client waiting in her home, threatening what she holds most dear: her son, Evan. After being knocked unconscious, she wakes up across the country, trapped in her own personal nightmare: she and Evan will be held captive until she helps a seedy crew pull off a seemingly impossible heist.
Forced to practice breaking into the most impenetrable safe ever designed, Locke bides her time and eyes her escape routes. She knows there’s no way to finish the job she’s been forced into, but it’s either crack the lock, or lose everything.
Praise for The Lock Box
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of One Wrong Word
—Meg Gardiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
—Tessa Wegert, author of The Kind to Kill
—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List
“Fascinating and riveting, Adams’ The Lock Box introduces safecracking specialist Monna Locke. Forced to crack the ultimate “Iron Chest” safe or die, you’ll sweat along with Locke reading this fast-paced thriller filled with twists, tradecraft and written by a new master of suspense.”
—Jamie Freveletti, award winning and internationally bestselling author of Running from the Devil