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Point of Balance

A Thriller

J.G. Jurado


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/11/2015)


In this “perfectly balanced, fast-paced, and compelling thriller” (Booklist, starred review), 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?

Called “a roller coaster ride of fear and excitement unparalleled in modern fiction” by 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.”
— Irish Independent

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

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

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

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

Atria Books, 9781476766997, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

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.