The heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless.
Leading a tour down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Haller comes across the body of a close friend. Refusing to believe it was an accident, Dani uncovers evidence that backs up her suspicions and takes her case to Wade Dunn, local police chief and her ex-stepfather.
Wade insists the case is closed but Rooster, a hot-air balloon operator, claims he saw something that Dani needs to know. Before she can find out, however, Rooster plunges to his death in a fiery crash. Dani threatens to go public with her evidence, and finds herself thrown in jail.
When ex-detective Ty Hauck receives word that his god-daughter is in trouble, he immediately jumps to her aid. Together he and Dani step foot into a sinister scheme running deep beneath the surface of a quiet, Colorado town that has made a deal with devil to survive.
Praise for Andrew Gross:
‘A total white knuckle, stay-up-all-night thrill ride’ Harlan Coben
‘I think this book is fantastic – it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It's Andrew Gross's best yet – including the titles he wrote with James Paterson – and therefore an automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can't-put-it-down thrillers’ Lee Child
‘Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross's best’ James Patterson
‘Real fear, real thrills, real suspense…real good' Lee Child
'A spine-chilling mystery with a thrilling twist' Cosmopolitan
'[Gross] knows how to deliver a thrill' Daily Mail
'All the hallmarks of the master – quick-fire action, believable characters, and a none-too-taxing storyline. Perfect holiday fare' News of the World
About the author
Before turning to full-time writing, Andrew Gross was an executive in the sportswear business. Andrew has co-authored 5 novels with James Patterson, all of them reaching Number One in the NY Times Bestseller list. His first novel The Blue Zone was an instant UK bestseller. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn and has three children.
At the outset of bestseller Gross's engrossing fourth thriller featuring ex-cop Ty Hauck (after 2010's Reckless), white-water guide Dani Whalen is leading a group down Colorado's Roaring Fork River in a raft. To her horror, she discovers the body of Trey Watkins, an experienced outdoorsman and her good friend, in an overturned kayak. A witness claims Trey wasn't alone on the river that day, but Sheriff Wade Dunn, Dani's ex-stepfather, won't listen to her claims of foul play, even when the witness turns up dead, and he throws her in jail for her own good. On hearing she's in trouble, Hauck, Dani's godfather, comes to the rescue. What he finds is a shadowy cover-up and a drilling company, RMM, which has anything but the town's best interests at heart. Large corporations putting environmental (and human) concerns far behind profits is a familiar, but timely, scenario, and RMM is chock full of menacing characters willing to do the dirtiest of work. This David and Goliath story will thrill series fans and newcomers alike.