By Marcus Sakey
In Wyoming, a bit woman reads people's darkest secrets and techniques incidentally they fold their hands. In big apple, a guy sensing styles within the inventory industry racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a lady can cross invisible through being the place nobody is calling. They're referred to as "brilliants," and because 1980, one percentage of individuals were born this manner. Nick Cooper is between them; a federal agent, Cooper has presents rendering him extraordinary at searching terrorists. His most recent objective could be the most deadly guy alive, an excellent sopping wet in blood and reason on frightening civil struggle. yet to capture him, Cooper should violate every little thing he believes in-and betray his personal kind.
From Marcus Sakey, "a glossy grasp of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our greatest storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an event that's without delay breakneck mystery and smart social remark; a gripping story of an international essentially diverse and but horrifyingly just like our personal, the place being born proficient could be a poor curse.
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I made another swipe with my loose hand, and this time my fingers held and the helicopter lifted me into the air. My pursuer was right beneath me. His arms closed around my legs, binding, holding tight. It was the Tony Montana wannabe. I twisted, fighting to break free. The chopper tipped and veered to the right. I pulled a foot loose and kicked, hitting him in the forehead with my heel, but he wouldn’t let go. The blades canted, dangerously low to the ground. One hit and it would be over for all of us.
No closed circuit cameras. Probably not needed with an armed guard at the entrance. Even so, I kept my voice low, paranoid about bugs. “D’Angelo? Let me guess. ” Morrissey gave a curt nod. ” When I’d assumed a cover identity in the past, I had prided myself on preparation. Knowing everything about who I was supposed to be and who I was dealing with had saved my ass more than once. This operation had been rushed from the beginning, and now I was supposed to be the pawn of a mob figure I knew nothing about.
Moments after we submerged, I lost Julianne. I was only under for a few seconds, just enough time to stop my downward trajectory and fight my way to the surface, but it felt like forever. It felt like I was going to die. I almost—almost—freaked out, but peeking through the water, eyes stinging, I could see the sun glinting off the waves above me, and my arms and legs scrambled hard and fast, like I was crawling up out of a grave. When my head broke the surface, I gasped too soon. Salt water filled my mouth, making me gag and cough.