Detached and with an innate ability to recognize lies, Geiger was the best of the best in the field of Information Retrieval. Until he was asked to break his only rule and do the unthinkable - to torture a child. Something broke in Geiger's neatly controlled mind, opening up a flood of terrible memories long kept at bay. And now Geiger is missing, presumed dead.
But, with no body ever found, there are a number of people invested in finding out the truth. One of those people is Harry Boddicker, Geiger's old handler and friend. Another is his bitter rival, Dalton, who is determined to find Geiger and extract a final confession from him, before carrying out his deadly revenge.
But no one has reckoned on Zanni Soames - a woman more dangerous than any of them could imagine, and hell-bent on winning the race to find Geiger first.
The new novel from Mark Allen Smith is a masterfully written thriller that will send you spinning from New York to Paris and back again, and into the darkest depths of the man known only as Geiger.
Praise for Mark Allen Smith
'[A] brilliant, sometimes brutal, thriller' Publishers Weekly
'One of the most original thrillers since S. J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep' Guardian
'An involving thriller that leaves you hoping for the return of its oddly winning hero' Kirkus
Before writing his first novel, Mark Allen Smith spent ten years as a television investigative news producer and documentary producer-director, and over twenty years as a screenwriter. He lives in New York City with his partner and three children.
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