Forge, Hardcover, 9780765330994, 351pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
"1818: " In the Gulf waters off the Texas coast, the pirate Jean Lefitte and his partner Jim Bowie launch an attack on the "Mother Mary," a slave ship carrying an invaluable treasure.
"The Present: " Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself investigating the murder of the oil rig crew that had found the long-lost wreckage of the "Mother Mary." The crew also uncovered something else beneath the surface of the sea something connected to a terrorist attack about to be launched by a mad American-born cleric who has recruited an army of homegrown terrorists.
With the stakes higher than any she has encountered before, Caitlin races to find the connection between the secret treasure of the "Mother Mary" and the deadly secret hidden on the bottom of the ocean.
Caitlin's only chance to defeat the terrorists lies in the darkest reaches of the Louisiana bayou. In the end, only the strongest of vengeance can win the day.
"Gripping! Caitlin Strong is my favorite new series character."
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Strong Vengeance blends high-octane adventure with a ripped from-the-headlines immediacy. Tautly crafted, brilliantly plotted, here is a thriller that’s as gripping as it is important. A cautionary tale everyone must read.” —James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Devil
“How the strong grow stronger! Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong proves once again she’s the woman for the job, taking on lost treasures, cold cases, mass murder and homegrown terrorists in a do-or-die race against the clock that will leave you gasping till the end.”
—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Love You More
“With a magnificent heroine and an adrenaline-packed plot, Strong Vengeance packs a Texas-sized wallop. If Jane Rizzoli ever gets into trouble, you bet she’ll be calling Caitlin Strong for help.”
—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girl