The unexpected death of a beloved former first lady draws the nation together in mourning. As the world's most powerful and famous people gather in Manhattan for her state funeral, an ingenious kidnapping plot is unfolding. Within hours, a solemn assembly will be transformed into a mass hostage situation. For NYPD detective Michael Bennett, this unprecedented crisis is complicated by a very personal tragedy: His wife, the mother of his ten children, has died. As he grapples with these twin cataclysms, he searches for some tenuous balance between grief and his professional responsibilities. A James Patterson ticking-time-bomb thriller.
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