When Rebecca Harris was murdered in front of the Orange Country Journal offices, she left behind friends and colleagues shocked at her senseless death. But she also left behind an emotional mystery. There were two men in her life: Joshua Weinstein — the tough, dark, passionate, Jewish FBI agent she was engaged to; and John Menden — the blond, WASP, slick newsman who was her lover. Both men knew of the other’s existence in Rebecca’s life — and each hoped that when she made her ultimate decision between them, he would be the one chosen. But now, six months after the murder, a scarred and driven Weinstein has discovered the identity of the murderer — but doesn’t have the evidence to make an arrest. And the only person he knows who is as driven and intense about avenging the murder is Menden — a man whom the obsessed Weinstein has had under surveillance all this time, watching to see if Menden had the guts to join him on this crusade of revenge. Menden’s role is to go undercover inside the secret domain of a right-wing private security organization that was behind the killing — and get the proof. Weinstein’s role is to be the behind-the-scenes point man who uses the power of the FBI and its sophisticated techniques to run the operation. But Menden doesn’t expect that the man who is his target will be quite as intelligent as he turns out to be; nor that his daughter will be quite so alluring. And when things start to go wrong, and Menden is on his own, he starts to wonder: Is he here because he’s expendable? Is this Weinstein’s final revenge for Rebecca’s infidelity? And whom, finally, should he trust?
“Ultimately, this is a novel of questions, not answers — questions about identity, shifting loyalties and the price of vengeance — and therein, as much as in its crafty plotting, lies its intelligence and excitement.” —Publishers Weekly
“This novel boasts half a dozen strong, complex, and deeply conflicted characters as well as enough tension and excitement to please most crime fans.” —Booklist
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