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Point of Balance

A Thriller

J.G. Jurado


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In this superbly written, nail-biting thriller, a top neurosurgeon is forced to choose between ending the life of the most important person in America or guaranteeing his own daughter’s horrifying death.

I am no saint, no martyr, no terrorist, no madman, and no murderer…I am a father. That’s my story.

Dr. David Evans is a well-respected brain surgeon at a hospital in Washington, DC, and a devoted father. But soon he is faced with the ultimate dilemma: if his next patient, who must undergo brain surgery, leaves the operating table alive, Dr. Evans’s kidnapped daughter will die at the hands of an implacable psychopath—and he will be forced to watch.

Over the course of fifty-five frantic hours counting down to his choice in the surgery room, Dr. Evans races to hunt down his pursuer and find a way out of this nightmarish predicament. But just how far will he go to save his daughter’s life?

“A roller coaster ride of fear and excitement unparalleled in modern fiction” (New York Times bestselling author Katherine Neville), Point of Balance will keep you on the edge of your seat with fast-paced action and raw emotion, as one man faces an impossible moral dilemma that could change the course of history.

Praise For Point of Balance: A Thriller

“Authentic settings, nonstop action, backstabbing villains, and some rough justice. A sweet gem of a story.”
— Steve Berry

"Juan Gomez-Jurado has delivered a roller coaster ride of fear and excitement unparalleled in modern fiction. Imagine holding in your hands the decision between the death of your own child versus the President of the United States. An intimate and astonishing view of life inside the Washington DC world."
— Katherine Neville, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of THE EIGHT

“A cracking, adrenalin-raising, race-against-time thriller.”

"It's a great page-turning read. Why not sit back and lose yourself in someone else's nightmare?"

“Meticulously constructed, hugely satisfying. A near perfect thriller.”

"Unrelentingly suspenseful thriller (…) The action builds to a shocking and surprising ending”

Praise for The Moses Expedition:

"Better take a deep breath before opening this novel—Gómez-Jurado leaves no time for a second one until you finish the last page."
— Javier Sierra

"The Moses Expedition delivers the best of the literary suspense and international intrigue genres with breakneck thrills and twists, and Gomez-Jurado enriches every page with a sophisticated portrayal of characters and a deep respect for history. This fantastic novel will have your brain working overtime and your bedside lamp on into the night."--
— Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club

History, secrets, conspiracies, action, adventure, this is my kind of story. The Moses Expedition is fraught with intrigue and plot twists galore. Juan Gomez-Jurado is a writer who knows how to deliver exactly what readers want. He's in the top echelon of the world's thriller writers and well worth a look. Settle back and savor this perfect piece of entertainment."
— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Vendetta

"A thrilling quest novel by a terrific new talent... this tale is going to cost you some serious sleep."
— Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple

"A heart-pounding thriller, jam-packed with two-thousand years of Middle Eastern intrigue."
— Katherine Neville, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of THE EIGHT

"A perfectly balanced, fast-paced, and compelling thriller. Already an international bestseller, it's also certain to draw the American crowd."
— Booklist, starred review

"[Jurado's] in the top echelon of the world’s thriller writers."
— Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln Myth

Atria Books, 9781476766980, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

About the Author

Juan Gómez-Jurado is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. The Moses Expedition and his prize-winning novels God’s Spy and The Traitor’s Emblem have been published in more than forty countries and have become international bestsellers. Gómez-Jurado lives with his family in Madrid, Spain.