With his gut-wrenching brand of suspense, Ethan Black has earned praise from readers and critics alike. Now New York City police detective Conrad Voort returns in his most compelling, complex, and seductive case yet.
After a ten-year separation, Conrad Voort meets his childhood pal Meechum Keefe for drinks in Greenwich Village, and finds him frightened and depressed. Within hours, Meechum disappears -- and the only clue Voort has is a napkin upon which Keefe has scrawled five names. Investigating further, he connects the "accidental" deaths of three people on the list -- and his instincts tell him that the two left alive are next. As he tries to locate them before it's too late, Voort uncovers a vast conspiracy of death that stretches across the country threatening the very fabric of American life. And the conspirators have discovered Voort.
Locked in a shadow war against enemies who follow their own lethal agenda, Voort is torn between upholding the law and sacrificing everything to stop the killing once and for all....