Synopses & Reviews
One chilly Manhattan night, a man and a woman find each other -- and enter a shattering world where nothing is as it seems.
It has been eighteen months since Lonnie Blake's wife was murdered, and his life has taken a nosedive. Then he meets Carol Dodson, a woman on the run -- and with a secret. During their single night of unforgettable passion, Lonnie is overcome with a desire he thought he had lost forever. When Carol disappears, Lonnie, seized by unquenchable obsession, begins to search for her -- and instead finds he's being hunted through a sinister world of illusion, deceit, and cold-blooded murder. Now Lonnie must run for his life until he can finally discover Carol's secret: a remarkable little girl named Amanda.
A brilliantly conceived page-turner.
The Plain Dealer
Might just be the most thrilling thriller of them all.
The New York TImes Book Review
Mr. Klavan...delivers all the cliff-hangers and hairpin turns that you want from a beat-the-clock suspense thriller. But his characters are so deeply human that there is nothing cheap or manipulative about their desperate maneuvers to escape the relentless second hand of fate.
After losing his wife to a murder, Lonnie Blake fills his void by having an affair with a prostitute. Obsessed, Lonnie follows Carol into a swiftly closing trap of intrigue and murder. For Carol is the lone guardian of an incredible secret. Soon, she and Lonnie are being trailed by a team of international killers.
About the Author
is a two-time winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His novel True Crime
was the basis of the film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. After living in London for the last seven years, Klavan and his family recently moved to California.