Harlan Coben returns with a thriller of explosive tension
and breathless psychological suspense. No Second Chance is
a breakneck ride where nothing is what it seems-and where
hope and fear collide in the most surprising ways.
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my
Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up
to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days
earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon,
living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his
beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a
hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has
been killed, and his six-month-old daughter, Tara, has
vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered,
something arrives to give Marc new hope: a ransom note.
If you contact the authorities, we disappear. We will be
watching. We want two million dollars. There will be no
The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing-he has
the chance to save his daughter. He can't talk to the
police or the FBI. He doesn't know who he can trust. And
now the authorities are closing in on a new suspect: Marc
himself. Mired in a deepening quicksand of violence and
deadly secrets-about his wife, about an old love he's never
forgotten, and about his own past-he clings to one,
unwavering vow: to bring Tara home, at any cost.