Some secrets will get you killed faster than others.
The cult calling itself Fourth Day is well-funded and highly jealous of its privacy. Five years ago, Thomas Witney went in to gather evidence that the cult’s charismatic leader, Randall Bane, was responsible for the death of Witney’s son.
Witney never came out.
Now, ex-Special Forces soldier turned bodyguard, Charlie Fox, and her partner, Sean Meyer, are tasked to get Witney out, willing or not. But planning and executing a clean, surgical snatch is only the beginning.
Five years is a long time to be on the inside and the man who comes out has changed beyond all recognition. Can Witney be believed when he says Bane is innocent of the crime and, if he is, who was behind the boy’s demise? And what happened to Witney’s safety-net—the people who were supposed to extract him, by force if necessary, after less than a year?
With the dead man’s ex-wife demanding answers, Charlie agrees to go undercover into Fourth Day’s California stronghold. A fast covert op—no real danger for someone with her mind-set and training. But Charlie has secrets of her own, even from Sean, and she is not prepared for the lure of Randall Bane, nor how easily he will pinpoint her weaknesses…
Winner of the 2015 Love Is Murder Award for Best Series
Praise for Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox
‘If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.’ Lee Child
‘Charlie looks like a made-for-TV model, with her red hair and motorcycle leathers, but Sharp means business. The bloody bar fights are bloody brilliant, and Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real.’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
‘Combines blood-and-guts action with a strongly feminist slant…a must for crime-fiction fans who like it rough.’ Booklist
‘Sharp is a writer of extraordinary skill.’ Maggie Mason, Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine, Rating A
‘Sharp deserves a genre all her own—if you are just discovering Zoë Sharp then you are in for a real treat.’ Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
‘Charlotte (Charlie) Fox is one of the most vivid and engaging heroines ever to swagger onto the pages of a book. Where Charlie goes, thrills follow.’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic—and coolest—heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’ Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune
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About the Author
Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters in the course of her work as a photojournalist. Sharp’s short stories have been used in school textbooks and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV and film. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards both in the UK and the USA, and her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Strand Magazine. A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.MurderIsEverywhere.blogspot.co.uk. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on www.Facebook.com (ZoeSharpAuthor). Zoë currently lives in the English Lake District. Her hobbies are sailing, fast cars (and faster motorbikes), target shooting, travel, films, photography, music, occasional construction projects and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.