October 2008 Indie Next List
“This novel of a gifted Navy vet of the Iraq war and a CIA operative on the run and fighting to stop a deadly conspiracy is a frightening story of how people can use the government to try to control others, and of the courage of some as they fight back. Riveting and well-written.”
— Barbara Rodean, A Likely Story, Sykesville, MD
A murdered psychologist with ties to a secret CIA-funded remote viewing project . . .
A haunted young Iraq War vet with a "psycho" discharge and a talent that has marked her for death . . .
A deadly secret that will rock the world.
You can't hide the truth from those who can see.
When the charred remains of Tulane professor Henry Youngblood are discovered in the burned-out ruins of his New Orleans offices, the CIA sends maverick troubleshooter Jax Alexander to investigate. Joined in a reluctant partnership with remote viewer October "Tobie" Guinness, Jax struggles to decipher a cryptic set of clues that leads from the devastated neighborhoods of New Orleans to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. Pursued by agents of an influential oil and defense conglomerate with ties to the President himself, Jax and Tobie soon find themselves in a breakneck race against time to stop a ruthless killer and avert a diabolical plot that could devastate America.
“An engaging premise, smart and exhilarating. An electrifying ride that rings with authenticity. No question, this is an auspicious beginning for C. S. Graham.”
-Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal
“As current as today’s headlines and as disturbing as your darkest nightmare [….] Riveting, provocative, and enthralling, here is a debut not to be missed.”
-James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas StrainNew York Times bestselling author of The Judas StrainJames Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
“[A] rollicking suspense novel. . . Conspiracy fans will love this impressive series opener.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The pace of the plot in this book is blistering....It’ll keep you turning pages.”