On Sale: March 1, 2016
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Suspense | Mystery
In this electrifying and fast-paced tale of suspense from
the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed
Cash Landing, Cane & Abe, and Black Horizon, Miami
criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on his first
death-row client since The Pardon in a case as twisty as
it is shocking.
Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to
school. The night after the teenagerâ€™s disappearance, ex-
con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article
of Sashiâ€™s clothing was found in his truck, and a police
videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation
sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyleâ€™s
execution, Sashiâ€™s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro
bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking
news: â€śSashi called me.â€ť
The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The State
Attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting
the case is closed. The governor has already signed the
death warrant. An innocent man may be executed and time
is running outâ€”unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.
A man of principle who believes in justice, Jack jumps
into the investigation. But the deeper he digs the more
he discovers that nothing is what it appears to be. Not
the victim. Not her alleged killer. And definitely not
Sashiâ€™s parents, whose grief ruptured their marriage,
each openly blaming the other for what happened to their
As their gut-wrenching and hopelessly conflicting version
of events unfolds in a Miami courtroom, it becomes clear
there is something even more difficult to find than a
long-missing girl . . .
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