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Mystery / suspense
( Cassie) Hart, newspaper reporter, receives a telephone call from
her father, Madison Hart, famous columnist and author. He needs
her to meet him at Reagan Airport to discuss information he uncovered
which will lead to a Pulitzer Prize.
she reaches the airport, she finds that her father has been killed
by a hit and run driver. She is convinced that it was a deliberate
attack to prevent his disclosing his information.
she arrives at her father's home after the funeral, she finds Madison's
study trashed, his computer discs stolen, his computer blanked out,
which leads her to believe someone is after his files.
D.C. Chief Investigator, Max Henshaw, is assigned to the case. Cassie
had been warned by her father to trust no one but his former secretary,
Selena Cordon. But Cassie finds that she and Max both suspect sinister
forces at work. They learn that Madison's college classmate, Hamilton
Bates, was a member of a group called Penseur, which believes in
world domination, abolition of gun control and individual rights,
and is conspiring to take over the government.
and Max, with the aid of Serena and a group of Freedom Fighters,
struggle against almost impossible odds to obtain the information
which will prove Bates' treachery and thwart his goals.
characters are developed in depth with their doubts and questions
of trust and betrayal. The suspense begins with the first chapter
and builds up continually until the final confrontation. The well-crafted
plot is believable. It is timely, showing what can happen if power
is held in the hands of a few unscrupulous power hungry men. Do
not begin this book unless you are willing to sacrifice your well-earned
sleep. Once you begin to read this you won't be able to put it down.