Introducing a outstanding new character from quantity-one New York Times greatest-promoting author David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with particular expertise assigned to the distant wilds of the southwestern United States who should confront a brand new risk…and an outdated nightmare.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.
It’s seared into Atlee Pine’s reminiscence: the kidnapper’s chilling rhyme as he selected between six-12 months-outdated Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared.
She by no means noticed Mercy once more.
Three many years after that terrifying night time, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She’s the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident company, which is chargeable for defending the Grand Canyon.
So when one of many Grand Canyon’s mules is discovered stabbed to demise on the backside of the canyon – and its rider lacking – Pine known as in to examine. It quickly appears clear the misplaced vacationer had one thing extra clandestine than sightseeing in thoughts. But simply as Pine begins to put collectively clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she’s abruptly known as off the case.
If she disobeys direct orders by persevering with to seek for the lacking man, it is going to imply the top of her profession. But until Pine retains working the case and discovers the reality, it may spell the very finish of democracy in America as we all know it….