Mason 'Mace' Perry was a maverick cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her freedom- and spent two years in prison. Now on her return to society, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police-chief sister at her side, she has to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail, just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars.
Roy Kingman is a young lawyer, still getting used to his high-paid job at a practice in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at work his fate becomes entangled with Mace's, as the two team-up to investigate.
But as their enquiries gather pace, Roy and Mace soon find themselves in unexpected territory - drawn into both the private and public world of the nation's capital as dark secrets begin to emerge. What began as a fairly routine homicide investigation quickly turns into something far more complex. And possibly lethal . . .
Gripping, fast-paced excitement from one of the world's master storytellers.
Acclaim for David Baldacci
'The page-turner of the season' The Times
'Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations - tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification' Sunday Express
David Baldacci is one of the world's bestselling and favourite thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over eighty territories and forty-five languages, and have been adapted for both feature-film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation®, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US.
Trust him to take you to the action.