The walk along the Philippine beach after dark was a mistake. The argument with his wife was an even bigger mistake.It was supposed to be a family vacation in paradise. Instead, Jake Cornish finds himself in a world far removed from his comfortable expatriate life and at the mercy of kidnappers who see him as their way out of poverty. His only hope for survival lies with his wife somehow coming up with the ransom. But hed stormed out on her only minutes before being kidnapped and as days pass without any word from her, he faces the possibility that the last argument was one too many and may have sealed his fate.Then his captors come up with an outrageous new demand, one that would change his life forever if he agreed, but that will also cause cracks in their unity, lay bare ulterior motives and reveal the true nature of the kidnappers themselves.A story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, Ulterior Motives tells of life stripped bare of daily comforts, where desperation drives motivation, and loyalty and love may lead not to happiness but unimaginable consequences.