Synopses & Reviews
The world can change forever in a single split second...
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making and are a long way from over...
"[A] great, inexpensive way to take a vacation from your workday world....[A] fast-paced thriller that will keep you interested to the last sentence." Denver Post
"[P]rimarily a mystery, with lots of talk and untangling of clues, and a less than gripping one at that....This is, alas, Baldacci's weakest thriller in years..." Publishers Weekly
"Assembly-line legal thriller: flat characters, lame scene-setting, and short but somehow interminable action: a lifeless concoction." Kirkus Reviews
"Baldacci's new thriller is sustained by the pulse-pounding suspense his fans have come to expect." Booklist
"The reader will enjoy the ride." Houston Chronicle
"A pulse-racing tale [that] offers fast-paced suspense from beginning to end." BookPage
This explosive novel and instant New York Times bestseller is the tale of two disgraced Secret Service agents racing against time to find the common thread that connects a series of assassinations and abductions.
About the Author
David Baldacci is the author of ten consecutive New York Times bestsellers and #1 international bestsellers Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, and Hour Game. With his books published in over 35 languages in more than 80 countries, and with nearly 40 million copies in print worldwide, Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. He is also the cofounder, with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com, and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.