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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia, Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. He's been there before. In an out-of-the-way hotel eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.

Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. She has become obsessed with Sean's case. And he needs a friend - especially since a series of macabre killings has brought him under suspicion and prompted the reappearance of a seductive woman he's tried hard to forget.

As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making - and are a long way from over....

©2003 Columbus Rose, Ltd. (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Baldacci's new thriller is sustained by the pulse-pounding suspense his fans have come to expect." (Booklist)

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    "Story was too far fetched with lame ending"

    Did not like the ending. Too far fetched. Baldacci has done much better work. The other series are better

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    Amazon Customer 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Keeps you guessing"

    Secret service action, deeply emotional and suspense filled. I was very pleased with DB again!!!

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    "don't waste a credit"

    It started off interesting and then devolved to rambling. The ending was so far fetched and unbelievable that I became angry that I wasted so much time listening. Scott Brick is, as usual an annoying, over-acting performer who seems to think his voice should be more important than the story.

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    "Love Baldacci"

    Great read. Baldacci writes good stories that keep you guessing. Rich characters and plenty of twists and turns

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    "Grabber"

    This book grabbed my attention and held it throughout the entire story. Very nice twist in the plot. Would love to see what happens as the main characters take on new adventures.

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    "Wow! Really enjoyed this!"

    Listening to so many books I had begun to think my expectations were too high but this one really captured my attention and kept it all the way through. It is definitely worth the credit and time to listen to.

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    "Where is the old Baldacci?"
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    I used to love Baldacci's books - they were entertaining and suspenseful. Now they are puerile and predictable. What a waste of talent.

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    Stephen 02-12-16
    Stephen 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    keeps you guessing to the end. Characters are well done. May be a touch too macho.

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    Great listen never bored. Down loading the next in the series. Glad I went for the sake of first in a series

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    The first 90% is excellent. Last 10% is frustrating. Narrator is ok, not great. Recommended.

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