Acclaimed Southern mystery master Christopher Swann delivers “a book that’s literary fiction, a spy novel, and a relentless thriller all in one” (Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author), perfect for fans of Linwood Barclay and Michael Farris Smith.
Nick Anthony has retreated to the North Carolina mountains to mourn the untimely death of his wife. Once a popular professor, Nick just wants to be left alone with his grief. But when his estranged brother and sister-in-law die in a house fire, a stunned Nick learns he has a niece, Annalise, who is missing.
At the scene of the crime, the men who set the fire have realized Annalise, and the information they are looking for, got away. Feverish and exhausted, she stumbles onto her uncle’s porch, throwing Nick into the middle of the mystery of her parents’ death and the dangerous criminals hunting her down.
Hired to retrieve the stolen information at any price, private military contractor Cole and his team track Annalise to Nick’s cabin. But Nick has a hidden past of his own—and more than a few deadly tricks up his sleeve.
Nick has cut himself off from all communications. So, when his niece shows up out of the blue with someone chasing her, his old training kicks in! But, will he be able to protect her? You MUST read this to find out!
Let me start with, I LOVE NICK! He is my favorite type of hero. He is strong, silent and secretive. He has just lost his wife, so he is a bit broken. This just makes him more endearing to the reader. And when his niece shows up, he displays a whole new level of himself. I would love a book about his past. So, this author better get busy!
This novel is fast paced and intense. It is part mystery, part spy, and all excitement. I really wanted more!
Need a all around good thriller…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!