Bantam, Paperback, 9780553586664, 548pp.
Publication Date: December 30, 2008
Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world's turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world-until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey's potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare.
Agent Harris Stuyvesant needs Grey's help to enter a realm where the rich and the radical exist side by side-a heady mix of power, celebrity, and sexuality that conceals the free world's deadliest enemy. Soon Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and-even more dangerously-falling in love with another. As he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust anyone, even his touchstone.
“This suspense novel unfolds slowly, but King is so adept at telling a story that the pace never lags. …. an entertaining mix of ambition, intrigue, social unrest and unfettered idealism.”—Arizona Republic
“Cinematic…richly, even lushly, imagined.” –Booklist, starred review
“Intelligent and nuanced . . . Indelible characters . . . a plot as tight as a drum. What more could you want?” –Seattle Times
“An Anglophile’s treat of sixth sense and sensibility.” –Entertainment Weekly