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A gripping stand-alone thriller from bestselling author James Patterson

How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime?

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patti, also followed in their father's footsteps, Billy would give up everything for the job – including his life.

After a brutal shooting, Billy is left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and an ambitious assistant district attorney. But somehow Billy survives – and is charged with double murder.

Billy remembers nothing about the shooting. Retracing his steps to find proof of his innocence, he discovers the existence of a little black book that he suspects contains the truth that will either set him free, or confirm his worst fears...

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  • Paperback

    9781784753795

    January 2, 2018

    Arrow

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780895314

    May 18, 2017

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780895321

    April 3, 2017

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781473536234

    May 4, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

    448 pages

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Extract

Patti Harney stops her unmarked sedan two blocks shy of her destination, the narrow streets packed with patrol cars, the light bars on top of the units shooting a chaos of color into the night. Must be twenty squad cars at least.

Patti ditches her car, puts the lanyard around her neck, her star dangling over her T-shirt. The air outside is unseasonably cold for early April. Still, Patti feels nothing but heat.

She runs a block before reaching the yellow tape of the outside perimeter, the first officer stepping forward to stop her, then seeing her star and letting her pass. She doesn’t know that perimeter cop, and he doesn’t know her. All the better.

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