After last year’s harrowing experience with a gruesome serial killer in Key West, rock-star-turned-PI Nicholas Colt has decided to hang up his investigator hat and settle into a nice quiet life of teaching guitar and spending time with his family. Or so he thinks…
Unfortunately, everything changes when an undercover Department of Defense investigator named Diana Dawkins comes crashing into his life. Diana tells Colt he has been recruited into The Circle, a super-secret organization—a mystery even to the CIA and the Secret Service—charged with protecting the country from terrorists at any cost. The only evidence of his involvement is a tiny spot—a “blood tattoo” on his left foot, invisible to the naked eye—that marks all members of The Circle. Diana needs Colt’s help, and she’s willing to pay him well for it.
Suddenly, Colt finds himself a key player in an elaborate effort to defend the president of the United States against an assassination attempt. His hush-hush missions for Diana and The Circle are becoming increasingly surreal—and deadly. Colt realizes he could lose everything, even the wife he loves. Will he be able to stop the terrorists in time? And at what cost?
About the Author
Jude Hardin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Louisville. His debut thriller, Pocket-47, recently received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Hardin is also one of the authors for the Dead Man series of horror thrillers created by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin. When not pounding away at the computer keyboard, Hardin can be found at home in north Florida pounding on his drums, playing tennis, reading, or fishing in the pond with his son.