Trust no one. Sam Callahan learned this lesson from a childhood spent in abusive foster care, on the streets, and locked in juvie. With the past behind him and his future staked on law school, he is moonlighting as a political tracker, paid to hide in crowds and shadow candidates, recording their missteps for use by their opponents. One night, after an anonymous text tip, Sam witnesses a congressional candidate and a mysterious blonde in a motel indiscretion that ends in murder, recording it all on his phone.
Now Sam is a target. Set up to take the fall and pursued by both assassins and the FBI, he is forced to go on the run. Using the street skills forged during his troubled youth—as well as his heightened mental abilities—Sam goes underground until he can uncover who is behind the conspiracy and how far up it goes. A taut thriller with an unforgettable young hero, The Tracker is a heart-stopping debut from an exciting new voice.
Revised edition: This edition of The Tracker includes editorial revisions.
About the Author
Chad Zunker studied journalism at the University of Texas, where he was also on the football team. He’s worked for some of the most powerful law firms in the country, invented baby products that are now sold all over the world, and even helped start five new churches. He lives in Austin with his wife, Katie, and their three daughters and is hard at work on the next novel in the Sam Callahan series. For more on the author and his writing, visit www.chadzunker.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very clever plot. Political thriller with suspense, twists and turns, and interesting characters.
After reading the Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons, I decided to pick up another political thriller. That story was so intriguing, I wanted to find other stories that were as compelling. The Tracker was a good pick and a thrilling ride! There were lot surprising events, twists and action. This story was very interesting from the start. Each chapter of the story is the life of Sam either in the present or the past. The past chapters include his background, childhood; what really made him into the man that you're currently reading about. I wasn't sure about the writing style but after some time, it grew on me. The story was woven together quite well. The present chapters always had lots of frantic crazy events happening that kept the pace of the book. The only reason I didn't give this story full stars is because there could have been more description of the characters. Actual physical descriptions, like his girlfriend, there was no physical description of her appearance. I just made up some random girl in my mind that I thought she would look like. If you like fast paced mystery political thrillers, this book is for you!