A classic song by Chicago asked, "Does anybody really know what time it is?"
Time has almost run out for David Standell and Valerie Lott, two strangers in career crisis, asking themselves "does anybody really care?" What's at stake is more than just their happiness, though.
Set in volatile Dubai, and in the recently tragic Tucson, which inspired Jonathan Lowe's award-winning suspense novel Postmarked for Death, here is the story of an optics engineer and a TV producer who don't know each other yet, or themselves. Told in two parts, it moves from David's confronting the greedy televangelist who bankrupted his recently deceased mother - even as drone military aircraft begin crashing into the skyscrapers of the city to which Ted Cashman has escaped - to another desert where Val has just witnessed her boyfriend with another woman... and also a girl about to be murdered. Yet fate has a twist, and quantum physics an uncertainty principle leading to a profound entanglement.
Inspired by "The Power of Now," this unique novel is both literate and gripping, with an ending that will never be forgotten.
That's what one character describes the ploy to fool a rich criminal hiding out in Dubai. This novel is a unique blend of suspense and romance, revenge and discovery. The first half is set in Dubai, on the trail of the person behind a drone attack on the world's tallest building. Architecture and astronomy highlight the intrique. The second half is set in Tucson, told from a female reporter's point of view as she searches for the man whose story is told in the first half. Both are transformed by what happens next. Cross genre, unexpected, different, powerful. Eckhart Tolle, Nora Roberts, and John le Carre combined.
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