April 2009 Indie Next List
“A plane crash in the Columbian jungle begins this fast-moving novel. Emma Caldridge survives the accident and discovers that the plane had been hijacked. On her own, she begins a wild trip through the deep jungle, struggling to survive and complete the mission that brought her back to Columbia in the first place.”
— Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta, ME
A chemist for a cosmetics company and an ultramarathon runner, Emma Caldridge is en route from Miami to BogotÁ when her plane goes down in the mountains near the Venezuelan border. Thrown unhurt from the wreckage, she watches in horror as guerrillas drag the other passengers into the jungle. Stranded and alone in a deadly environment, Emma has no choice but to followand stumbles across Cameron Sumner, an injured government agent who was left behind to die.
As a Washington, D.C., task force races to the crash site in hopes of finding survivors, Emma and Cameron creep closer to a nightmare they may be powerless to prevent. But Emma is no ordinary womanand she guards a secret both powerful and deadly that her adversaries would gleefully kill to possess.
And now she must run . . .
About the Author
Jamie Freveletti is a former trial lawyer, martial artist, and runner. She is the author of four books in her own Emma Caldridge series as well as Robert Ludlum's Covert One novel, The Janus Reprisal. She lives in Chicago.
“Just terrific—full of thrills and tradecraft, pace and peril. An outstanding debut.”
-Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of NOTHING TO LOSE
“Ten pages in, my heart was pounding—and the tension only grew from there. This is a breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”
-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake