A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.
Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life.
Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital.
Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.
Mason "Mace" Perry wants nothing but to be a cop. But that's not so easy for someone who has already lost her badge and spent time in jail for a crime she didn't commit. But when a young idealistic lawyer who works at a major D.C. firm comes to her after finding the dead body of a woman he works with, Mace thinks this might be her break. If she can get to the bottom of this odious crime, she might be able convince the powers that be to let her back on the force. Unfortunately the crime is more diabolical than it first appears, as are the consequences for those who try to interfere.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Legal, Work + the Workplace, General, Conflicts + Dualities, Action + Thrillers, Family + Friendship, Legal + Courtroom + Crime
- August 24, 2010
- August 24, 2010
- David Baldacci