Investigative journalist, Jack Logan is surprised when he receives an unexpected visitor late one evening. His visitor is U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips. The Senator barges in telling Jack that he needs his help. He’s talking so fast that Jack struggles to keep up. Then he hands Jack a garage remote and an envelope.
“Take this. You’ll need it to convince Taylor. I didn’t believe it. He told me he would do it. I didn’t believe him but…they’ll kill me”
He tells Jack that he’s the only one he can trust. He wants Jack to find his wife, Taylor and take her to someone named Jeremy. Jack knows that he’ll be the LAST person that Taylor wants to see. Malcolm tells Jack to show Taylor the envelope. He says the contents will explain everything. As he runs out the door he tells Jack to remember that no matter what it looks like, he’s NOT suicidal or accident-prone.
Jack is shocked by what just happened. Has the Senator lost his mind or does someone really want him dead? And who is Jeremy? Jack sets a Google alert for the Senator’s name and starts to investigate by opening the envelope with Taylor’s name on it.
A week later he gets a Google alert.
Jack has to get to Taylor. Jack and Taylor have a complicated history and they haven’t seen each other in almost fifteen years. But she’s in danger and Jack knows he must help, even though it means he’ll be putting a target on his own back.
Taylor is shocked when she finds Jack at her door. He quickly tries to explain what Malcolm told him and says that they must leave immediately. At first, Taylor refuses but then someone else arrives. Jack and Taylor need to leave, but how will they get past the people outside?
Now Jack and Taylor are being hunted by someone unlikely to give up until he gets what he wants.
Will Jack be able to keep both Taylor and himself alive?
This was quite an intense and exciting read!
Most of the story is told from Jack and Taylor’s perspective but does include quite a few other character’s points of view (past and present). We learn more about Jack and Taylor’s history as well as the history of “The Institute” located on a remote island and run by the mysterious and powerful, Damon Crosse.
A fast-paced and intense story about morality, politics, religion, power, corruption and more. Some parts were difficult to read but were not prolonged. There were definitely some parts that were over the top, but like a good action movie, you know it can’t all possibly happen in real life, but it’s still entertaining. Some of the political and medical stuff went over my head, but I was still really invested in the story. I found the parts about Reality TV and society especially interesting.
A sinister conspiracy thriller with many twists and turns!
I’m looking forward to the next book in this thrilling series!
I’d like to thank Harper for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.