> Skip to content
  • Published: 7 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529125399
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $52.99


While investigating the abduction of five teenage girls, Detective Bill Harney's life isn't the only one on the line - perfect for fans of Lee Child and Ian Rankin.


When five teenage girls are abducted, Chicago PD Detective Billy Harney leads the investigation to find them.

Harney and his partner, Carla, follow a lead to a remote house, only to find themselves caught in a deadly trap. A huge explosion rips through the building, killing Carla and allowing the kidnapper to escape.

With the loss of his partner fuelling him, Harney strengthens his resolve to find her killer - and to make sure the body count ends there.

  • Published: 7 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529125399
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $52.99

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Also by James Patterson

See all

Praise for Escape

Brilliantly twisty

Publishers Weekly

The plot twists will give you whiplash

Washington Post

Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination

New York Times Book Review

No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades

Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

Patterson boils a scene down to a single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind

Michael Connelly

James Patterson is the boss. End of

Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series

James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged

Steve Berry, bestselling author of the Colton Malone series

Patterson is in a class by himself

Vanity Fair

Related titles