"Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in Benson's engrossing action thriller."
-RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
THE DEBUT OF A CAPTIVATING VOICE AND RIVETING STORYTELLER
Gil Ferko is a private-equity lieutenant who commutes to Manhattan from the New Jersey suburbs. His wife, Mary Beth, has become a shut-in since a hit-and-run accident killed their infant daughter. When Ferko reconnects with Jen Yoder, a former high school classmate, Jen introduces him to heroin.
It was amazing, really, what murder had done for my marriage...
Ronen, a former agent of Israel's legendary intelligence agency, the Mossad, disappears following a failed assassination on a Hezbollah operative. His wife--former Mossad herself--fears that he may be pursuing an unauthorized mission of revenge. She contacts his former commander, Gadi, to track Ronen down and stop him before he harms both himself and his country.
In 88 B.C., it seems as if the entire ancient world is at war. In the west, the Italian states are rebelling against Rome; in the east, Mithridates is marching through and conquering the Roman Asian provinces. Even in the relatively calm Alexandria, a coup has brought a new Pharaoh to power and chaos to the streets.
Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a small boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. This could be just one more small, sad death in a city riven by poverty, inequality and political unrest, but this murder causes a public outcry. For it appears the culprit - a feckless student named John Delahunt - is also an informant in the pay of the authorities at Dublin Castle.
Toward the end of the World War II, young British artist Kenneth Brill is arrested for painting landscapes near Heathrow Village; the authorities suspect his paintings contain coded information about the new military airfield that is being built. Brill protests that he is merely recording a landscape that will soon disappear.