From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 6:20 Man comes a twisting new psychological thriller in which two women—one a former detective, the other a dangerous con artist—go head-to-head in an electrifying game of cat and mouse.
Mickey Gibson, single mother and former detective, leads a hectic life similar to that of many moms: juggling the demands of her two small children with the tasks of her job working remotely for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit cheats.
When Mickey gets a call from a colleague named Arlene Robinson, she thinks nothing of Arlene’s unusual request for her to go inventory the vacant home of an arms dealer who cheated ProEye’s clients and fled. That is, until she arrives at the mansion to discover a dead body in a secret room—and that nothing is as it seems.
Not only does the arms dealer not exist but the murder victim turns out to be Harry Lancaster, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What’s more, no one named Arlene Robinson works at ProEye.
In the blink of an eye, Gibson has become a prime suspect in a murder investigation—and now her job is also on the line until she proves that she was set up. Before long, Gibson is locked in a battle of wits with a brilliant woman with no name, a hidden past, and unknown motives—whose end game is as mysterious as it is deadly.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We love David Baldacci’s mysteries featuring characters like Amos Decker, aka the Memory Man—and this cat-and-mouse thriller feels like the start to another great series. Former police detective and newly divorced single mom Mickey Gibson has worked out a pretty sweet stay-at-home gig as a remote investigator with a corporation specializing in tracking financial misdeeds. Then one day, she gets a routine assignment…that turns up a dead body. Now Mickey is the prime suspect in a murder, drawing her into a dance with Clarisse, the mysterious con artist who sent her into this terrible trap. It’s clear that Baldacci had a lot of fun with the complicated relationship between these two strong female characters, and his complex plot—which involves cryptocurrencies and NFTs—feels extremely current. And narrators Lisa Flanagan and Corey Carthew keep the momentum going all the way through to the end.
One of the better Baldacci books. 👌🏼
Unnecessarily complicated and convoluted… and so dumb in places my eyes hurt from rolling them
This is the stupids book I ever tried to read. Baldacci proves again he has a third grade imagination!! I can’t believe anybody would publish this crap!!!!