Synopses & Reviews
From the #1 internationally bestselling author, a race-against-time thriller about a man on the run from the police—who think he has murdered his missing wife—and the far more dangerous organization that probably did.
One day Tom Meron, a happily married father of two who’s never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: His friend Jack Calley, a high-flying city lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, his friend is murdered. Calley’s last words, spoken to his killer, are the first two lines of Meron’s address.
Confused and terrified, Meron grabs his children and hurries out of the house as soon as he can. It is only just in time. Within minutes, a car pulls up outside, and three men get out. It’s clear that they’re coming for him.
With his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, and the police after him for murder, his life is about to get one hell of a lot more complicated.
John Meron, a happily married father of two young children, has always lived an unassuming, unexceptional life. But one brief phone call changes everything. On an ordinary summer afternoon, John recognizes the voice of his old friend Jack Calley, a big-time City lawyer, screaming for his life. Meron listens helplessly to the sounds of Calley being viciously attacked and murdered. Most shocking of all are Calley’s last words: the first two lines of Meron’s home address.
Confused and terrified, Meron piles his children in the car and drives away, trying desperately to reach his wife on her cell phone or at her office. There is no answer. With his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, his home occupied by three armed men, and the police after him for crimes too horrible to contemplate, John Meron’s quiet life is about to get a whole lot more interesting. But he might not stay alive long enough to notice.
About the Author
Simon Kernick is a Sunday Times #1 bestselling author and one of the UK’s foremost thriller writers. His twelve novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold more than four million copies worldwide. He lives in London.