From the bestselling author of the classic espionage saga, The Brotherhood of the Rose, comes a high-action spy novel about deception and the meaning of loyalty. . . .
When a bureaucratic mistake allows a terrorist attack to occur, CIA operative Steve Decker leaves the spy world in disgust. Seeking a new life, he moves to picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico, and for the first time allows himself to think about something other than global intrigue and violence. He even lowers his guard sufficiently to commit himself to a relationship, but after his lovers house explodes and she is seen escaping with an unknown man, Steve discovers that she has a mysterious past and that she knows he once worked for the CIA. Did she love him, or was she only using him as a bodyguard? Drawn back into the world of deceit and treachery, Steve will stop at nothing in his desperate cross-country quest to find his lover and learn the truth.
"David Morrell is a master of suspense. He wields it like a stilettoknows just where to stick it and how to turn it. If youre reading Morrell, youre sitting on the edge of your seat." Michael Connelly
"Expect the unexpectedRomance, sex, violence, deception, intrigue, and characters who are bigger than lifeA step above the rest of the suspense genre." Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Fast and furious actionThis powerhouse thriller achieves a runaway victory on the basis of sheer storytelling excitement." Publishers Weekly
"Looking for an explosive action thriller? Or a literary novel with emotional depth and perfect prose? David Morrell's latest will satisfy both tastes and then some." Associated Press
"A bullet of a readA romantic thriller that examines violence, honor, and love." Los Angeles Features Syndicate