From New York Times-bestselling author
Philip Kerr comes an amazing departure: an intense psychological
thriller, sure to garner even more acclaim for this powerhouse
author on the rise.
Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit in
Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our
nation's borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought
by every kind of ism" there is, and the zealots who kill in their
names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solutionhowever
imperfecta part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key
role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes
his faithin the system, in himself, and in Goddeeply. It even
estranges him from his wife and son.
Desperate, Gil offers up a prayer. To know God is there, not
through a sign or physical demonstration but through the strength
to cope with his ever-growing, ever-creeping doubts.
His problems become more than personal as things heat up in
Houston. A serial killer terrorizing the morally righteous turns
out to have religious motivations, upping the case from homicide to
domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular icons die or are
grievously injured abruptly and under suspicious circumstances, the
latest of which is a New Atheist writer who's fallen into an
inexplicable coma. Left and right, it seems Gil can't escape the
power of God and murder.
As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a
connectionanswering his prayers in a most terrifying