FBI special agent Ruth Warnecki's hobby is treasure maps, and she believes she may have found a real one. When she explores Winkel's Cave, Ruth gets caught up in the hunt. The terror starts once she enters a seemingly endless cavern.
While walking his dog, a Virginia sheriff stumbles across an unconscious Ruth in the woods. Due to a head wound, she has amnesia, but when FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock locate her, things start falling back into place. When they all return to the cave where Ruth last remembers being, they discover the body of a young woman. Discovering who killed her and why starts an in-depth search into the darkest corners of the town. Complicating matters for Savich and Sherlock is a psychopathic and highly dangerous old man who's determined to kill them.
Love in all its forms, some of which can be quite twisted, lie at the heart of this stimulating and gritty new thriller. Coulter's FBI books have their own special style which, when added to the spine-tingling suspense, supplies edge-of-your-seat thrills. (Sep., 420 pp., $25.95)