The Chosen Seven
The Chosen Seven

The Chosen Seven


Gill D. Anderson

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FARZAD ABED is an unhinged Iranian immigrant living in Australia. His sociopathic tendencies coupled with his political views make him a very dangerous man indeed. Farzad wants the world to sit up and take notice of him and randomly selects six bystanders to hold hostage at a city restaurant.

JACOB BROWN is a fitness fanatic who finds himself at the centre of a bizarre situation when he arrives at his favourite restaurant to pick up a takeaway for dinner.

JAGRITI GOSHAL is a young unassuming Indian waitress working at Alessandro’s Cucina.

REGINA TERRY is a fearless Afro-American woman in Australia on a business visa who unexpectedly finds herself embroiled in a crazy siege with a madman.

LEVI HAINES and BILL WALKER are colleagues having a business dinner at the restaurant. Bill is Levi’s sleazy boss with unethical intentions and Levi is dining with him against her will.

PAUL TOWNSEND is a local electrician who happens to drop off a quote at Alessandro’s Cucina at the same time Farzad descends on the restaurant to begin taking hostages.

Follow the roller coaster ride of emotions as these strangers find themselves embroiled in a terrifying siege orchestrated by a madman. The authorities scramble to put together a definitive plan of action to contain the situation quickly. But not everyone will come out alive ...


Product details

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: US Trade (152mm x 228mm)
Pages: 220 pgs

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Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
Ewa J
The chosen seven

Loved it! An amazing read

Lori Brown
A heart racing read!

This book was hard to put down! It had everything it needed to make it a pulse pounding thriller. From the bad guy to each of his hostages, I was invested in every one and couldnt wait to find out how it ended. Highly recommend!

pulse punding thriller

In "The Chosen Seven" the stage is set for a pulse-pounding thriller that unfolds in a city restaurant held captive by the unhinged Farzad Abed. A socio-political ticking time bomb, Farzad's random selection of hostages, including fitness fanatic Jacob, unassuming waitress Jagriti, fearless businesswoman Regina, and others, thrusts them into a nightmarish situation.
The author masterfully weaves together the lives of these unsuspecting characters, each with their own fears and aspirations, caught in a terrifying web orchestrated by Farzad. The narrative unfolds like a roller coaster, intensifying with each turn of the page.
The diverse cast of characters adds depth to the story, reflecting the multicultural reality of the modern world. "The Chosen Seven" is a gripping exploration of fear, resilience, and the unlikely heroism that emerges in the face of terror. The author has managed to keep readers on the edge of their seats, delivering a suspenseful narrative that is both thrilling and thought-provoking.

Rhiannon Brice
The Chosen Seven

Gill’s exquisite mastery of the written word transports her readers in to the psyche of seemingly mismatched characters as they navigate crisis and trauma, creating a bond between reader and character, drawing a sense of connection to people you wouldn’t be ordinarily drawn to in day to day life. I found myself investing in the outcomes of the characters and finding relief in their stories of survival and resilience. It’s was truely a riveting read.

I can’t wait to read more of Gill’s work

Ricardo Medina
The chosen seven

I have just finished reading "The Chosen Seven" by Gill D. Anderson on my tablet, courtesy of my girlfriend's Kindle Unlimited subscription. This gripping thriller takes place in Adelaide, Australia, where a terrorist siege unfolds at a popular Italian restaurant, Alessandro's Cucina. The extremist behind the siege selects six hostages and uses them to incite terror and pressure the Australian government into apologizing for their actions against ISIS.

Despite the story taking place over the course of a few hours, the author skillfully provides insightful background information about each character involved in the siege. The characters' diverse interests and motivations are explored in depth, making them feel real and adding to the tension of the plot.

The author employs a clever technique of mixing live-action chapters with flashbacks of each character, reminiscent of many successful thrillers on the big screen. It's no surprise that the story would translate well into a 90-minute movie.

I found "The Chosen Seven" to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining read!