When cop-turned-attorney John Fiske comes to Washington to investigate his brother’s murder, he unearths decades-old secrets and discovers the truth is anything but simple in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.
It’s never what it seems…
Young attorney Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms’s prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Suddenly everyone who has anything to do with Harms or his appeal mysteriously dies. Now Michael’s brother John, a cop turned attorney, comes to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered–and what it had to do with a crime that Harms committed twenty-five years before. But the one man who can help John, the one man who knows what really happened more than two decades ago–and why–has escaped from prison and is running for his life.
"A strong-boned thriller...captivating characters...vivid detailing of the Supreme Court behind closed doors--where the truth, apparently, is anything but simple."—Publishers Weekly
"Another wild Baldacci ride...fascinating...engrossing...more than just a fast-paced thriller...Baldacci is still one of the best thriller writers around, and that's the simple truth."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Top-notch...Baldacci writes thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing right up until the end...John Grisham has some serious competition."—Southern Pines Pilot (NC)
"Fascinating."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Baldacci excels at creating really good guys and putting them at risk."
"A complex delight...leaves readers breathless...with entertaining and twisting plots."
—Copley News Service