Mofina does it again. In this multi-level suspense novel, Jack Gannon is back and working
for the World Press Alliance News Agency. His co-workers resent his relationship with the boss,
and are a bit jealous of his Pulitzer nomination from a few years ago.
Emma Lane is thrown clear of a devastating car crash in Montana, her beloved husband is killed
and the car bursts into flames. She is sure that she sees someone pull her infant son from the
flames. The police believe that the baby, too, was killed, consumed in the flames, and that it’s
a case of trauma playing cruel tricks on the mind since there was no baby or remains found. And
then a night comes that the grief-stricken woman hears a voice through the phone, "Your baby is
In Rio de Janeiro, a bomb explodes in a busy restaurant, killing ten people, including two
journalists with the World Press Alliance News Agency. Jack Gannon is sent there to find out
whether his colleagues were just victims or whether they were too close to a huge story and the
targets of the bomber.
A passenger on a cruise ship suffers an agonizing death with no visible cause. Was he a
murder victim? But what was the weapon used? The world's top scientists are sure that secret
research that was thought long buried may have been used.
Three seemingly separate stories that may be a chain of events from a single cause are now
rushing to converge as Jack Gannon tries to find the truth of who or what is behind these events.
It appears that the Lane baby may have been kidnapped for an international adoption ring, and the
bomb in Rio was to stop opponents of that gang, but what about the death of the man on the cruise
ship? And then Jack is snatched and taken to a secret place for torture-interrogation.
Rick Mofina gets better with each book. This international thriller is his best yet with a
complex plot and compelling characters that hooked me from the first page. Bring on more Jack