The New York Times bestselling author introduces a take-no-prisoners hostage specialist in this series debut—a “fast-paced tale of violence and revenge” (Publishers Weekly).
When those inside the corridors of power need help outside the law, they know who to call. Jonathan Grave, covert rescue specialist, always gets results. But perhaps what’s most valuable of all is what stays missing: No names. No feds. No trace evidence.
When an Indiana college student is abducted, Grave and his team of operatives unravel a deadly scheme the government would prefer to keep hidden. But things get complicated when an investigative reporter—who happens to be married to Grave’s ex-wife—goes missing. Someone rich and powerful is willing to do anything to control a devastating secret. And that includes killing the people Grave loves most.
“The launch of a really exciting series.”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire
Bestseller Gilstrap (Nathan's Run) launches a thriller series following PI Jonathan Grave. Much like Bruce Wayne, Grave is single and rich, uses expensive gadgets and has a vigilante alter ego. Hokey dialogue ("I respect anyone willing to die for a cause.... My goal is to help die for their cause. But I still respect them") hampers an otherwise entertaining read as Grave investigates the disappearance of investigative reporter Tibor Rothman, husband of Grave's ex-wife, Ellen. Sheriff Gail Bonneville of Samson, Ind., is chasing Grave in turn, since a hostage rescue mission he fronted turned into a shootout. Thriller fans may not mind the cheesiness or flat characters like brutish pilot Boxers and sassy computer specialist Venice ("pronounced Ven-EE-chay, by the way"), as this fast-paced tale of violence and revenge is all about plot, of which there is plenty.
Who’s the Good Guy?
Private Detective Agency rescues a young man from conspirators. But there’s more to the family that complicates everything. All his family and friends are touched by the circumstances that end in a private war in the mountain top. Thrilling turns in events and transformations of roles and lives.