Three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker delivers a stirring thriller about a private investigator tasked with hunting down a returned soldier broken and made dangerous by his experiences at war.
A young soldier shattered by war, on the run from a mental institute.
A P.I. carrying his own vicious wounds hired to track that soldier down.
A race against the clock to bring the soldier home before he reveals the secret that haunts him.
Roland Ford is good at finding people. But when he’s asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he’s been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows the weight of war, having served as a Marine in First Fallujah; he also knows the nightmare of personal pain, as only two years have passed since his young wife’s sudden death. What he doesn’t know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Hickman—and why he’s getting a different story from everyone involved. Soon, what began as just a job becomes a life-and-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.