Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Simple
Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David
Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date . . .
It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's
birthday party. Friends and family gathered to celebrate.
There were balloons and cake, games and gifts.
This party, however, was far from ordinary. It was held at
Camp David, the presidential retreat. And it ended with a
daring kidnapping . . . which immediately turned into a
national security nightmare.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become
involved. As former Secret Service agents turned private
investigators, they had no reason to be. The FBI doesn't
want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the
First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political
disaster. Now, Sean is the one person the First Lady
trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the
desperate search to rescue the abducted child.
With Michelle still battling her own demons, and forces
aligned on all sides against her and Sean, the two are
pushed to the absolute limit. In the race to save an
innocent victim, the line between friend and foe will
become impossible to define . . . or defend.