This thriller by an ex-FBI agent about a Supreme Court nominee and a high-level cover-up is "a must-read" (Harlan Coben). FBI agent Puller Monk and his Special Inquiries (SPIN) squad figure their latest assignment-a background check on the 1st African American female Supreme Court nominee-will be a routine investigation. But when verifying information about Federal Judge Brenda Thompson, it becomes clear that she's lying about a 3-week gap in her past that occurred between college and law school. Her old roommate could provide answers, but she's missing. Soon, Monk has a dead body on his hands, and he and Special Agent Lisa Sands are plunged into a maelstrom of deceit, corruption, and murder that reaches the highest levels of government. Monk is determined to blow the lid off a massive cover-up, but he may not be able to contain the fallout as the truth starts to emerge. Amid escalating violence, the FBI agent orchestrates a sting that will force a killer from the shadows-a cunning adversary who has his own plan for taking out Monk. With "engaging characters [and] a racing plot" (Houston Chronicle), this suspenseful read offers both an authentic portrayal of the world of national security and a high-tension story of corruption and murder. "The author, a former FBI agent, writes like a pro, and this is one of those thrillers you genuinely wish wouldn't end" (Booklist, starred review).
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