By John Sandford

The #1 long island Times bestselling writer of the Lucas Davenport novels promises “a page-turner with a brand new hero, [and a] breakneck speed" (Minneapolis famous person Tribune).

“Former Sen. Lincoln Bowe, a Republican, has been lacking for a number of days, atmosphere off alarms on each side of the political aisle. eventually, he's came across within the distant Virginia woods, barb-wired to a tree, burned nearly past popularity and lacking his head. Democratic ‘research assistant’ (read: fixer) Jacob iciness, ex-Army Intelligence, wounded in Afghanistan, is named in via the Democratic president to solve an exceptionally messy state of affairs and defend his workplace from any trace of scandal. As this runaway teach choices up velocity, innocents are murdered, and the responsible come to Jesus…
"…Sandford is a grasp at developing plausible, indelible characters like Winter…[He] is peerless in terms of low in cost, taut plotting, so much significantly at construction pressure. Dead Watch is whatever yet politics as usual.”—San Antonio Express-News

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You’re the blokes who mugged him . . . ” Barber’s eyes shifted: that used to be a solution. She stepped towards him back, lifted her fist, yet he stepped sideways, one hand as much as block, and requested, “Is he the person who informed you concerning the mind tumor? ” “Yes. He . . . ” She began to inform him approximately Rosenquist, yet by surprise shifted, all at once notion she will possibly not are looking to. She nonetheless wasn’t definite approximately Schmidt, what Barber may have performed to him. And her emotions approximately Jake have been complicated: Wasn’t he the enemy? “He it sounds as if chanced on a automated scientific checklist someplace. He’s acquired all types of desktop entry, intelligence prone, the FBI. ” “That sounds a bit hinky,” Barber acknowledged. “That’s what he advised me. ” “You gotta deal with the fellow, Maddy,” Barber acknowledged, his voice pressing. “He’s chatting with you, he’s coming to you, you gotta deal with him. ” “I’m attempting. That’s why I despatched him to Wisconsin. ” Barber nodded: “That was once speedy pondering. If I hadn’t grilled eco-friendly myself, i might have stated he’d be the man who’d understand . . . ” “I simply desire he doesn’t,” Madison acknowledged. “I simply wish he wasn’t mendacity to you. ” “Nah. He might have informed me. He knew approximately me and Linc . . . ” “So the place is it? Why can’t you discover it? ” “We’re nonetheless having a look, yet we’ve determined that if we can’t locate it, we wait until eventually after the conference, after which we leak what we’ve acquired. We get humans that road undertaking. we now have adequate information that we will be able to redo it—maybe even strength the fellow with the package deal out into the open. ” She pressed her fingertips to her brow. “How did this ever commence? How may possibly you and Lincoln . . . What might be worthy it? ” Barber tested her for a second, as if he have been questioned, after which stated, “We’re speaking in regards to the presidency, Maddy. we'd be conversing approximately altering the background of the rustic. If humans like Goodman get their manner, this position may well cross down like Rome. 100 years from now, 200 years from now, humans will glance again . . . “Spare me,” she stated. “I don’t want any ancient research. i must come again to the farm. i must move using. i have to break out. ” “Hang on, child. We’re virtually there. grasp on. ” the whole lot had long past to hell, and Darrell Goodman didn’t really know the way to get out of it. He and George had flown to Chicago on a kingdom airplane, on Watchmen company. At O’Hare, they’d rented a circumvent van, the main inoffensive and invisible automobile that he may perhaps give some thought to, and had headed north for Madison. The journey had taken longer than he idea. either he and George have been wasted from the in a single day flight, and the tension; and Darrell used to be frustrated with George, simply because George saved having to prevent at roadside rests and fuel stations to pee. George were an operator with the CIA, a freelance man, yet wasn’t the sharpest knife within the drawer. Arlo Goodman had as soon as stated to Darrell, “Even the CIA wishes men who hold stuff. That’s what George did. ” Darrell had pushed: George had ridden silently alongside, part asleep, waking up each hour or as a way to ask in the event that they might cease. George inspiration he had infection, Darrell notion it would be his prostate, yet no matter what it used to be, George couldn’t drink part a Coke until he was once status subsequent to the can.

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