Fresh from a tour promoting her last book, reclusive true-crime writer Lydia Strong receives an anonymous cry for help, begging her to find and protect Tatiana Quinn. Maybe the plea strikes close to her heart; maybe her investigator s intuition ignites. She takes it on. But this simple case of a missing teenager soon becomes much more. Someone wants Lydia to drop the case, someone anxious enough to engineer the reappearance of one of Lydia s most dangerous adversaries. Now, in addition to tracing the roots of Tatiana s disappearance on a trail across the country and eventually overseas, Lydia must find the man who wants her dead. The suspense is almost unbearably high . . . an intelligent thriller, with a love story that] adds a poignant and beautiful relief to the omnipresent evil that pervades the rest of the pages. New Mystery Reader"