Synopses & Reviews
A murdered psychologist with ties to a secret CIA-funded remote viewing project . . .
A haunted young Iraq War vet with a "psycho" discharge and a talent that has marked her for death . . .
A deadly secret that will rock the world.
You can't hide the truth from those who can see.
When the charred remains of Tulane professor Henry Youngblood are discovered in the burned-out ruins of his New Orleans offices, the CIA sends maverick troubleshooter Jax Alexander to investigate. Joined in a reluctant partnership with remote viewer October "Tobie" Guinness, Jax struggles to decipher a cryptic set of clues that leads from the devastated neighborhoods of New Orleans to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. Pursued by agents of an influential oil and defense conglomerate with ties to the President himself, Jax and Tobie soon find themselves in a breakneck race against time to stop a ruthless killer and avert a diabolical plot that could devastate America.
"Vietnam vet Steven Harris and Candice Proctor (of the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries, written as C.S. Harris) write here as Graham and deliver rollicking good suspense. October 'Tobie' Guinness is a navy vet of the Iraq War with remote viewing skills, meaning she can see into rooms from miles away. She can't hone in with complete exactness, though, and a viewing session unintentionally leads her to discover a conspiracy involving key defense industry and government personnel. They, in turn, quickly dispatch former special ops man Lance Palmer to 'clean up' the situation. Jax Alexander is a CIA agent one mistake away from being fired, who goes down to New Orleans to investigate the death of Tobie's former professor and stumbles into the plot. Jax and Tobie run for their lives, trying to stay one step ahead of the conspirators, piece together the plot and eventually save the life of the vice president and avert an unjust war. Tobie, tormented by her gift, is terrifically capable and intelligent, while Jax is the consummate skeptic who still loves his country and believes in his job. The credible, fast-moving plot gives them ample opportunities to show off their skills. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
“An engaging premise, smart and exhilarating. An electrifying ride that rings with authenticity. No question, this is an auspicious beginning for C. S. Graham.” Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal
“As current as todays headlines and as disturbing as your darkest nightmare [….] Riveting, provocative, and enthralling, here is a debut not to be missed.” James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas StrainNew York Times bestselling author of The Judas StrainJames Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
“[A] rollicking suspense novel. . . Conspiracy fans will love this impressive series opener.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The pace of the plot in this book is blistering....Itll keep you turning pages.” The Advocate
About the Author
C.S. Graham is the pseudonym of writing team Steven Harris and Candice Proctor. Steven Harris spent twenty-one years as an Army Intelligence officer. His career ranged from participation in the Army's controversial domestic spying activities to running agents in Southeast Asia. He also spent ten years in Washington, D.C., working at the national intelligence level. Candice Proctor is the author of more than a dozen previous novels, including the critically acclaimed Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series published under the name C.S. Harris. A former academic with a P.h.D. in history, she has lived most of her life abroad, in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.