U.S. Attorney General Allison Leahy is the Democrats' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she's running neck and neck with her opponent, Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African-American hero. Then, days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped. As the nation's leading law enforcement officer, Allison launches a nationwide manhunt-even as her opponent publicly questions her motives. For Allison, though, finding Kristen isn't about politics. It's a personal crusade that taps into terrifying secrets buried deep within the past-secrets that can shatter all of Allison's hopes, twisting them into a nightmare of lies and the ultimate betrayal.
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 106.68 x 185.42 x 35.56mm | 317.51g
- 28 Jun 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Harper Premium ed.
Back cover copy
Allison Leahy is the U.S. attorney general, the most renowned lawyer in America. She and her wealthy husband are the twenty-first-century version of the couple who has it all: a happy marriage and two successful careers. To top it off, Allison is the highly touted Democratic nominee for the presidency. Her opponent is Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star army general and bona fide African-American hero. Like Allison, Howe is living the American dream - but time is running out. For months the candidates have run neck and neck. Both sides need just one extra push to swing the election. And on Halloween morning, they get it. A twelve-year-old girl is kidnapped on her way to school. The girl is Kristen Howe, Lincoln Howe's granddaughter. The nation and the candidates explode in outrage. As attorney general, Allison launches a massive nationwide manhunt. But her motives are under fire, especially from her political opponent, who wants his adversary off the case of his missing granddaughter. In truth Allison's drive to bring Kristen home safe is far more personal than political. Years before, Allison's adopted baby daughter was stolen from her home, never to be found. Now it seems likely that her own child's fate is somehow tied to the current crisis.
"Entertaining...Grippando has produced another exciting and cleverly plotted novel."-- "Denver Post""His best so far...Grippando keeps you guessing."-- "Miami Herald"
About James Grippando
James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and later served as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he's a dog.