Some secrets will get you killed faster than others.
The cult calling itself Fourth Day is well-funded and highly jealous of its privacy. Five years ago, Thomas Witney went in to gather evidence that the cult’s charismatic leader, Randall Bane, was responsible for the death of Witney’s son.
Witney never came out.
Now, ex-Special Forces soldier turned bodyguard, Charlie Fox, and her partner, Sean Meyer, are tasked to get Witney out, willing or not. But planning and executing a clean, surgical snatch is only the beginning.
Five years is a long time to be on the inside and the man who comes out has changed beyond all recognition. Can Witney be believed when he says Bane is innocent of the crime and, if he is, who was behind the boy’s demise? And what happened to Witney’s safety-net—the people who were supposed to extract him, by force if necessary, after less than a year?
With the dead man’s ex-wife demanding answers, Charlie agrees to go undercover into Fourth Day’s California stronghold. A fast covert op—no real danger for someone with her mind-set and training. But Charlie has secrets of her own, even from Sean, and she is not prepared for the lure of Randall Bane, nor how easily he will pinpoint her weaknesses…
Winner of the 2015 Love Is Murder Award for Best Series
Praise for Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox
‘If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.’ Lee Child
‘Charlie looks like a made-for-TV model, with her red hair and motorcycle leathers, but Sharp means business. The bloody bar fights are bloody brilliant, and Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real.’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
‘Combines blood-and-guts action with a strongly feminist slant…a must for crime-fiction fans who like it rough.’ Booklist
‘Sharp is a writer of extraordinary skill.’ Maggie Mason, Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine, Rating A
‘Sharp deserves a genre all her own—if you are just discovering Zoë Sharp then you are in for a real treat.’ Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
‘Charlotte (Charlie) Fox is one of the most vivid and engaging heroines ever to swagger onto the pages of a book. Where Charlie goes, thrills follow.’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic—and coolest—heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’ Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune