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retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast
of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a
young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and
terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one
clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her
pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can
remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the
government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She
only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill
that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.
Dryden, who lost his wife and
young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to
unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the
people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although
Dryden is only one man, he’s a man with the extraordinary skills and
experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black
ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the
highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of
the danger they must face. Will Rachel’s own unremembered past be the
most deadly of them all?