By Jeffery Deaver
Behind the well known U.S. safeguard organizations— the FBI and CIA between them—lies a seriously guarded, nameless govt enterprise devoted to intelligence surveillance and to a hugely really expert model of citizen security.
Shock waves of alarm ripple during the clandestine business enterprise while Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably turns into the objective of Henry Loving, a professional, ruthless “lifter” employed to acquire info utilizing no matter what capability beneficial. whereas Loving is deft at torture, his services lies in getting an “edge” on his victim—leverage—usually via kidnapping or threatening relatives until eventually the “primary” caves less than pressure.
The task of conserving the Kessler relatives alive falls to a guy named Corte, a senior federal safeguard officer referred to as a “shepherd.” Uncompromising, relentlessly dedicated to preserving these in his care and a passionate board video game aficionado, he applies remarkable gaming technique to his paintings. For Corte, the reappearance of Loving—the guy who, six years past, had tortured and killed an individual as regards to him—is additionally a chance to avenge his friend’s loss of life. The project quickly escalates right into a fast moving duel among Corte and Loving, a deadly volley of wits and calculated hazards.
As he shepherds the Kesslers to a hid secure condominium, Corte needs to expect Loving’s each step because the lifter strikes in on his prey, and with assistance from razor-sharp investigator Claire DuBois and his longtime best friend, FBI agent Paul Fredericks, pinpoint which of Kessler’s possible insignificant situations has caused Loving’s go back. because the workforce digs deeper, all of the Kesslers comes less than shut scrutiny, and in captivity their relations bonds are stretched to the breaking point—as the lifter attracts close to, Corte needs to eventually make a choice from preserving his fees and exposing them to a killer within the identify of long-awaited revenge.
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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.
It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.
In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.