Hace treinta años, cuando John Puller y su hermano mayor, Robert, todavía eran muy jóvenes, su madre Jackie desapareció de la base militar de Fort Monroe, Virginia, sin dejar rastro. La vida de John ha estado marcada por este tremendo misterio nunca resuelto. Hasta ahora: la división de investigación criminal del ejército ha recibido una carta de un antiguo amigo y vecino de Fort Monroe en la que acusa al padre de John, ahora un general retirado que vive en una residencia de ancianos y presenta signos evidentes de deterioro mental, de haber acabado con la vida de su esposa treinta años atrás.
John tendrá que enfrentarse a su misión más compleja y dolorosa y emprender un viaje que le conducirá hasta Fort Monroe e, inevitablemente, hasta su propia infancia.
After his father is accused of murder, combat veteran and Special Agent John Puller must investigate his past and learn the truth about his mother in this New York Times bestselling thriller–but someone hiding in the shadows wants revenge.
Two men. Thirty years.
John Puller’s mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller’s and Rogers’ worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since.
Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie’s, arrive in the hospital room of Puller’s father-a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia-and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering his wife.
Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.
Paul Rogers’ time is running out. With the clock ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his way is John Puller.