Anwar El-Masri pays 15 million euro ransom for the kidnapped girls, but only his daughter ,Sara, is released. FBI Agent Harris must wait days for red tape before the FBI and NYPD can actively search for Alexis in Paris. So Castle goes alone and hires, through a friend, shady problem solver Jacque Henri and his tech sidekick 'la taupe'. They find where the girls were held and arrange another exchange for Alexis. Castle brings $3,000,000 to the exchange but is surprised by first a betrayal and then by the mystery man that saves him. Finding out what is really going on, that Alexis was the target in the kidnapping, who the mystery man is, who is holding Alexis and why, goes back to the very beginning for Castle.
Did You Know?
It is revealed that "Casino Royale", the first James Bond novel, is what inspired Castle to pursue writing as a career. Though not technically a Bond girl, Stana Katic
has a small role in Quantum of Solace
(2008), the first sequel to Casino Royale
(2006). See more
Detective Beckett comments that Agent Harris' estimation of the search area (30 sq. kilometers) is the entire city of Paris. In reality, Paris has an area of 41 sq. miles (104 sq. kilometers). See more
They're in another country. How is that possible?
FBI Agent Harris
We don't know. But clearly the kidnappers were working for outside interests. The voices on the call have been identified as Egyptian.
This isn't a kidnapping for ransom... is it? Why are they in Paris?
I don't know.
They took your daughter there, and my daughter along with her. There must be a reason.
I don't know!
They're covering their tracks. Why?
Please... They have our daughter, too.
Referenced in Castle: Child's Play
Written by Robert Duncan See more