In South America a wealthy ninety-six year old man reads a book late into the night. Within an hour, he is dead, leaving a trail of secrets behind him. Six months later, in Provence, Shaw from The Whole Truth witnesses the murder of a mysterious man, his body left lifeless at the bottom of a pool.
Shaw barely escapes the incident himself; and with a new partner of sorts in tow, begins to realise that there has to be another organization at work that rivals his own in secrecy.
At the same time, half a world away, journalist Katie James is working on a new story. But shortly after meeting with a potential inside source she's unconscious and on a plane to an unknown destination.
As Baldacci pulls the reader around the world at a blinding pace, the new Shaw and Katie James chronicle will leave readers' hearts pounding; and wondering if anyone is actually safe anymore...