David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely-read storytellers.
In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten,
readers met John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the
U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest
crimes facing the nation.
But all his training, all his
experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one
that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey
he has ever tracked: his own brother.
It's a prison unlike any other.
Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of
its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible.
John Puller's older brother,
Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His
inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in
the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents
their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the
burden of bringing his brother in to face justice.
But Puller quickly discovers that
there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor
and are unconcerned if he survives. Puller is in turn pushed into an
uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda
of her own.
They dig more deeply into the
case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances
unclear, but that there are troubling details about his brother's
conviction....and that someone is out there who doesn't want the truth
to ever come to light. As the nation-wide manhunt for Robert grows more
urgent, Puller's masterful skills as an investigator and strength as a
fighter may not be enough to save his brother-or himself.