I was disappointed midway through reading Robert Crais's thriller Hostage to see an ad for a movie of the same name. Sure enough, the movie is based on the book. Had I known, I would have held off reading it, as I generally like seeing the flick first and then getting the additional detail that the novel provides. Oh well.

Having read the book, I can't imagine a better character for the leading role than Bruce Willis. If the movie is half as good as the novel it ought to be outstanding entertainment.