It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death.
Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler’s father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Sean and Michelle soon realize that they’ve stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler–though they may pay for it with their lives.
“A complex puzzle…Baldacci is a master craftsman.” —ASSOCIATED PRESS
“One of the greatest thriller writers of the last decade.” —STRAND MAGAZINE
“It’s his eager, expansive imagination that drives his books…Like other thriller writers, Baldacci depends on a mixture of inventive plotting, appealing characters, luck, and consistency. Unlike others, his books rely more on characters’ relationships than whiz-bang technology or procedural twists…What he offers is in some ways more unusual.” —NEWSWEEK
David Baldacci’s books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His previous novels in the King & Maxwell series-SPLIT SECOND, HOUR GAME, SIMPLE GENIUS, FIRST FAMILY, and THE SIXTH MAN-were all #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.
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