Four years ago, Gevan Dean fled his hometown for a peaceful life under the Florida sun after catching his fiancée, Niki, in the arms of his brother. But now Ken Dean is dead—murdered by a thief, the police say—and Gevan's presence is desperately needed at the helm of the family business, where a classic power struggle between old guard and new blood appears to be unfolding. But everywhere he turns, Gevan finds only questions and confusion. The new production chief, a man who's both feared and respected, harbors mysterious motives. A colonel from the Pentagon is supervising the company's defense contracts. And Niki, a grieving widow, seems all too eager to pick up where they left off. But Gevan doesn't suspect the truth behind Ken's murder—until he's caught in a complex web of corruption and intrigue too deadly to ignore.
Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz
Praise for John D. MacDonald
"The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."—Stephen King
"My favorite novelist of all time."—Dean Koontz
"To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."—Kurt Vonnegut
"A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."—Mary Higgins Clark
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John D. MacDonald (Author)
John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Write...