Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780446618731, 560pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .
Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence-and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius.
Now, only by working with his embattled partner, Michelle Maxwell, can he catch a killer...and solve a stunning mystery that threatens the entire nation.
"Compulsively readable...Baldacci, always strong on suspense...finds his voice here. The best entry in the series."—Booklist (starred review)
"Exciting...good fun and fast-paced."—Midwest Book Review
"Keeps a reader turning pages."—Washington Post Book World