“Strap yourselves in, C. J. Box fans…”—Madison County (MS) Herald
“Proceeds at warp speed.”—The Denver Post
“Moves like greased lightning.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A master…Box’s readership will only increase with his latest page turner. Another amazing thriller from C. J. Box.”—The Associated Press
“Perhaps the best in the series.”—San Jose Mercury News
“Violent…Those who love Box’s stunning set pieces will be in heaven.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Absolutely riveting…This is the best Box I’ve ever read, and I’ve read them all.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Reliably brilliant…never to be forgotten.”—Bookreporter
“A breakthrough book.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Brilliant in every respect…Box is a force to reckoned with.”—Providence Sunday Journal
“Edgar®-winner Box’s breakneck 12th Joe Pickett novel…especially impressive…[a] superior entry.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Atmospheric…last-minute tension.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Joe Pickett's outlaw companion, Nate Romanowski, faces the battle of his life: one he may very likely lose. Nate knows too much about Special Forces Black Ops in Afghanistan - and he must be silenced.
Nate's former comrades know the time has come to end the threat once and for all. And they do it by incorporating many of the same tactics that served their unique and secret unit well in the Middle East: recruiting locals. Nate can trust no one except Joe Pickett, who is constrained by his oath and duty to the law and the state.
But Nate must involve Joe because he knows his enemy will strike at his friends in order to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target. Nate can only fight back outside the law, and Joe must make a choice: help his friend or keep the peace?