Hank Steinberg, the acclaimed creator, writer, and producer of the award-winning hit television series Without a Trace, makes his literary debut with this taut, driving thriller about a husband searching for his missing wife, a hunt that will lead him straight into a deadly world of spies, lies, and obsession.
Six years ago in Uzbekistan, journalist Charlie Davis was wounded when government forces fired on a group of protesters he was covering on assignment. He and his pregnant wife, Julie, barely escaped with their lives.
Now Charlie and Julie have traded globetrotting adventure for suburban comfort. But Charlie, a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times, cannot entirely forget that brush with death and sometimes imagines that their good fortune can't last forever. . . . Then, on a trip home from Disneyland with their two young children, Julie vanishes. As Charlie soon discovers, her disappearance isn't a random kidnapping. The further he digs for information, the more it seems possible that Julie isn't the person he thought she was. She's been holding secrets from her past—and those poisonous secrets have come back to terrorize them all.
Masterfully combining the domestic suspense of Harlan Coben with the international intrigue of Robert Ludlum, Hank Steinberg has crafted a scintillating tale of betrayal and revenge, mystery and marriage—a complex puzzle full of twisting misdirection that will enthrall until its final, electrifying pages.