Publication Date: August 2012
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Myron Bolitar hasn t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. In a shattering admission, Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance her struggles to get pregnant, the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born and the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness, and her beloved only daughter.
Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call. But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese's long-buried family secrets and the very real possibility that her daughter may still be alive.
In grave danger from unknown assailants in a country where nothing is as it seems, Myron and Terese race to stay a step ahead of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Mossad. Soon they are working at breakneck pace not only to learn what really happened to Terese's long-lost little girl but to uncover a sinister plot with shocking global implications.
A] compulsive page-turner. The this could be me factor lends poignancy to the thrills and chills. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
Coben s] genius is to make the seemingly mundane terrifying. "Booklist" (starred review)
Steven Weber is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.