Financial executive Taylor Knox relies on good looks and smarts to haul him above his humble beginnings. But those things fail to hold the woman of his dreams—Kirra Revel, a committed Christian and heiress to a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company. With one selfish act, Taylor shatters their relationship.

Years later, Kirra's wealthy family seeks his help. The heiress has vanished and her disappearance seems connected with a mysterious healing elixir. Taylor jumps at the chance to redeem himself and win Kirra back. He doesn't anticipate the deadly turn his search will take or the massive betrayal that awaits him at its end.

With a lean and incisive style, Bunn pens a well-plotted thriller that successfully balances introspection with high action. (Apr., 304 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson