From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott Ben Forsberg is a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride.
"Pilgrim" is a former CIA agent who is weary from the long years of living in the shadows.
When Ben's business card turns up in the pocket of a dead hit man, Ben and Pilgrim, two complete strangers, realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup. Unsure who to trust--and pursued by a brutal and vengeful killer--the unlikely partners have no choice but to work together to discover who's targeted them for elimination--and why. But with everything at stake, Ben has no idea that Pilgrim is harboring some shocking secrets of his own--secrets that will soon force Ben to confront the blurred line between best friends and bitter enemies.
In the wake of his wife's supposedly random murder, Ben Forsberg attempts to return to normality, but the arrival of two agents asking about his connection to the murder of a government agent upends everything. Soon, he's paired with an ex-CIA agent who is also being hunted by unknown but evidently nefarious agents, and the two must find a way to vindicate and protect themselves. Gigante's deep, resonant voice matches the intensity of the action. Most of his accents hit the mark and remain consistent throughout the book. His female voices do not vary much, but are still believable. Gigante excels at his timing, pacing and emphasis in both the straight narration and character voices. He also injects a wide range of emotion and attitude. A Dutton hardcover (Reviews, May 12).