Boone, now a former covert operative, looks forward to a fulfilling marriage, new career, and brighter days. Investigative journalism by one of her country's most prominent news personalities, however, begins to unravel a thread of actualities thought to have been classified out of existence. Actions once undertaken in the national interest threaten her new life.
When not only Boone's people but the servants of the ill-intended and powerful are targeted for elimination, the result is an undeclared war between the keepers and the kept. Forced back into a high-stakes game against international players, she will need to call on all her resources in order to defend those whom she loves against two of the world's most powerful men ... and sins of her past.
Approx. 92,370 wds./ 323 pp. print length
About the Author
Dale Amidei lives and writes on the wind- and snow-swept Northern Plains of South Dakota. Novels about people and the perspectives that guide their decisions are the result. They feature faith-based themes set in the real world, which is occasionally profane or violent. His characters are realistically portrayed as caught between heaven and earth, not always what they should be, nor what they used to be. In this way they are like all of us.
Dale Amidei's fiction can entertain you, make you think, and touch your heart. His method is simple: have something to say, then start writing. His novels certainly reflect this philosophy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Boone, again, gives me chest pain. The central character of this book is remarkably intelligent, well-educated, and certainly experienced, yet continuously drawn into remarkably challenging circumstances that, you can tell, eat at her soul. She continues to do what she believes she must do, often at her own expense. She is at once admirable and offensive, the balance seeming to make sense. While the construction of the writing shows intricate attention to building the story, the concepts flow flawlessly and carry the reader, immersing one in the reality the author creates. The tie-in with recent and current events, as well as how you see the future develop, change the reader’s perspective to the point that you need to take some time and shake off the world into which you were compelled, before getting back into your own life. Light-years from Pollyannian, the ending leaves the reader hopeful for major players in our country and the world to do the right thing, when they learn they can do nothing else. This work is relevant, serious, hilarious, and prescient. I would recommend starting from Amidei’s first tome, Anvil of the Craftsman, and enjoying the journey. Otherwise, jump in here and hang on for the ride.