Thea Paris

Created by K.J. Howe

Scarred by her brother Niko's kidnapping when they were children living in Africa, THEA PARIS has become one of the premier ops in the tiny but lucrative world of kidnap-and-ransom negotiations, with a reputation for being ruthlessly effective, earning her the nickname "Liberata."

She runs her own company, the London-based Quantum Security International, considered one of the world's top K&R agencies.

In the first of a proposed series, the highly touted The Freedom Broker (2017), old wounds are reopened when her beloved father, oil tycoon Christos Paris is kidnapped and Thea and her team are called in.

Born in Toronto, the globetrotting author/adventurer has lived in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean, and attended Salzburg International Preparatory School, Neuchâtel Junior College, and Albert College before earning a Specialists Degree in Business from the University of Toronto. She returned to school, however where she earned a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She currently lives in Toronto, but she is often missing in action.


  • "Move over Jason Bourne, action has a new name as international kidnapping expert Thea Paris pulls out all the stops to rescue her own father in this clever and gritty debut."

-- Lisa Gardner

  • "The Freedom Broker has great bones: engaging characters, nimble pacing, and crackling action."

-- Kathy Reichs

  • "What a crackling debut! International kidnap rescue specialist Thea Paris is a beguiling hero caught in the case of her life, and KJ Howe writes about her with knowledge and precision. The Freedom Broker explodes with high-level excitement!"

-- Scott Turow



A List of K&R Specialists

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

| Home | Detectives A-L M-Z | Film | Radio | Television | Web Comics | Comics | FAQs | Search |
| Trivia | Authors | Hall of Fame | Mystery Links | Bibliography | Glossary | Advertising |
| This Just In... | Word on the Street | Non-Fiction | Fiction | Staff | The P.I. Poll |

Remember, your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome.
At the tone, leave your name and number and I'll get back to you...

Copyright 1998-2019, All rights reserved. Come visit The (New) Thriilng Detective Web Site.

Web site by The Thrilling Detective Web Guy.