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young woman finds herself in hot water in this international
thrill ride from the acclaimed author of A Gathering
of Spies and A Game of Spies.
Hannah Gray discovers that her lover and business partner
has implicated her in a massive act of insurance fraud,
she flees Chicago rather than going to the police. An
Adriatic cruise will help to clear her head, she reasons,
and give her time to plan her next move.
ship, Hannah meets Renee Epstein, an elderly woman whose
husband is also a fugitive, on the run from a top-secret
government agency that wants to use his scientific research
for a purpose he never intended. Scribbled into the couple’s
guidebook is the formula for a powerful new energy source
with incredible destructive capabilities. Hannah borrows
the book, and shortly thereafter, the Epsteins are murdered.
Suddenly Hannah is the target of an assassin whose talents
are as unique as they are deadly.
from the Greek islands to Istanbul to the South of France,
Hannah hopes to stay alive long enough to
turn her bad fortune around. Thousands of miles from
and everyone she knows, she decides to reinvent herself—or
Abundant international color and great pace.
An exciting and moving adventure set in the present but owing much to moral quandaries explored by past masters such as Eric Ambler and John le Carre.
creates driven, morally conflicted characters.
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elegant, spare writer.
his lean, taut style, Altman doesn’t waste a
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author
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