Baker & Taylor
Dispatched to the Kentucky mountains to discern the fates of a missing special agent and a doctor who is being protected by the FBI, agents Savich and Sherlock find the case further challenged by a young woman on the run and the doctor's mental deterioration. By the author of Double Take. 600,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying renowned psychiatrist Dr. Timothy MacLean back to Washington, D.C., to protect him and discover who's trying to kill him.
But they don't make it.
That same morning, agents Savich and Sherlock are told about Agent Crowne's Mayday sent from deep in the Appalachian mountains near Parlow, Kentucky. Within thirty minutes, Savich and Sherlock are aboard an FBI helicopter, headed for Parlow.
Agent Crowne barely manages to bring his Cessna down in the narrow Cudlow Valley and haul the unconscious Dr. MacLean from the burning wreckage before it explodes. Their crash is witnessed by Rachael Abbott, a young woman who has just narrowly escaped drowning by assailants who drugged her, tied her to a cement block, and threw her into Black Rock Lake.
When Savich and Sherlock arrive in Parlow, they discover Jack is down but not out, that Rachael saved his and Dr. MacLean's lives, and that she's hiding something big.
To add to the complexity of the situation, Dr. MacLean has been diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia, a pernicious disease that makes the victim say whatever comes to mind with no regard to consequences. With a patient list of Washington's elite movers and shakers, MacLean has almost certainly compromised doctor-patient confidentiality, and one of his patients, they presume, is out to shut him up. But which one, and why?
As for Rachael, they soon discover that she's the bastard daughter of Senator John James Abbott, scion of a powerful family, who was killed in an auto accident three weeks before. Who tried to drown her, and why? Was her father's death really an accident?
Suspects are thick on the ground, murder attempts are vicious and immediate, and the terror escalates. In addition to all this, there's no cell phone reception in Parlow, Kentucky. Go figure. What are the poor feds to do?
Dispatched to the Kentucky mountains to discern the fates of a missing special agent and a doctor who is being protected by the FBI, agents Savich and Sherlock find the case further complicated by a young woman on the run and the doctor's mental deterioration.
FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are assigned to protect Dr. MacLean, a physician with frontal lobe dementia that could compromise his ability to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality. With a patient list made up of Washington moversand shakers, MacLean's role as a keeper of secrets is jeopardized as well. Is there someone out there so desperate that they'd kill the doctor for what he knows? It is up to Jackson, Savich, and Sherlock to find out--no matter the cost--From publisher description.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008
403 p. ; 24 cm