For married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, their new case is all too personal. The 6-year-old son of close friend and former agent Miles Kettering has been kidnapped and no ransom demanded. As they search for the boy, plucky Sam tries to save himself. During a tremendous rainstorm, he escapes through a window. Fleeing for his life, Sam runs out into a road with his captors on his tail.
Sheriff Katie Benedict is driving home with 5-year-old daughter Keely when they spot Sam. As Katie confronts the men chasing him, shots are fired, and Katie wounds at least one kidnapper. Upon hearing about Sam's rescue, Savich and Miles immediately go to bring him home, but their troubles are far from over: The kidnappers attack Katie's home in another attempt to snatch Sam.
Why do these kidnappers want Sam so desperately that they're willing to die to capture him? Katie, Miles, Savich and Sherlock try to find the answer before anyone else is killed or injured.
Fanaticism adds an additional element of fear to this new tale of suspense and danger. Coulter's FBI series continues to be terrifically exciting and entertaining. (Jul., 384 pp., $25.95)