In this electrifying and fast-paced tale of suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Cash Landing, Cane & Abe, and Black Horizon, Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on his first death-row client since The Pardon in a case as twisty as it is shocking.
Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after
the teenager’s disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk
driving. An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and a
police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed
his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle’s execution, Sashi’s mother
visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and
delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”
The police dismiss the
call as a cruel hoax. The State Attorney refuses to consider the new
evidence, insisting the case is closed. The governor has already signed
the death warrant. An innocent man may be executed and time is running
out—unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.
A man of principle who
believes in justice, Jack jumps into the investigation. But the deeper
he digs the more he discovers that nothing is what it appears to be. Not
the victim. Not her alleged killer. And definitely not Sashi’s parents,
whose grief ruptured their marriage, each openly blaming the other for
what happened to their daughter.
As their gut-wrenching and
hopelessly conflicting version of events unfolds in a Miami courtroom,
it becomes clear there is something even more difficult to find than a
long-missing girl . . .