In this twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out . . . is to go in.
In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame.
Shaw's search for answers leads him to a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. But is it truly it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult with a growing body count?
Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden . . . and to make sure that he or those close to him say "goodbye" forever.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
An ironclad sense of right and wrong can really complicate things for a bounty hunter. Maybe that’s why Colter Shaw prefers to call himself a “reward seeker.” Either way, his insatiable need to set things right turns a routine job into an epic showdown in this entry into Jeffery Deaver’s thriller series. Shaw is hunting down a pair of hate crime suspects when he stumbles upon a group living in the wilds of Washington who have all the earmarks of a deadly and destructive cult. We knew we were on board for this unrelentingly suspenseful adventure when the badass hero had a brush with death on the very first page. Shaw’s dogged mission to take down this cult from the inside makes The Goodbye Man an adrenaline-fueled duel where you’re never quite sure who’s the hunter and who’s being hunted. Deaver’s writing is ultra-descriptive, making us feel like we’re right there helping Shaw try to solve this dark mystery—and make it out alive.
Bestseller Deaver's outstanding sequel to 2019's The Never Game takes professional reward seeker Colter Shaw to Washington State in pursuit of the bounty offered for information leading to the apprehension of Adam Harper and Erick Young, who are accused of first burning a cross on a church lawn and then shooting two people. Shaw's superior tracking skills enable him to locate Harper and Young, but the encounter ends with a disturbing suicide. Shaw's pursuit of the reason for the suicide leads him to the Osiris Foundation, a shadowy organization that promises those who attend its three-week course "a happy and contented life." The investigator's suspicions about Osiris increase after he discovers that a reporter who'd mentioned it in an article about cults was murdered, supposedly by a hold-up man who was subsequently shot to death by the police. Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly as he depicts Shaw's efforts to infiltrate Osiris and learn the truth. This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today's top contemporary thriller writers. Author tour.