Julie Garwood created an electrifying tour de force in her
suspense-charged bestseller Heartbreaker, a "crackling good
thriller" (New York Post) that pitted a relentless FBI
agent against a madman in a frenzied race for one beautiful
woman. Now, in this thrilling new novel, Garwood goes
further down the dark road where passion and obsession
Like his FBI-agent brother Nick, Theo Buchanan is devoted
to his crime-Ūghting career. Only Theo works the other side
of the desk as an esteemed Justice Department attorney. At
a gala ceremony in New Orleans, he is suddenly struck ill
and is rushed to a hospital where a brilliant and beautiful
surgeon, Dr. Michelle Renard, saves his life. It is not the
only life-and-death crisis that will ensnare Theo -- for he
is about to uncover a ring of criminals bent on preserving
their secrecy at any cost.
They call themselves the Sowing Club: four white-collar
professionals whose sophisticated crimes have amassed
millions of dollars in a Cayman Islands bank account. The
group is bound by a pact to leave the cash untouched until
they accumulate a cool $40 million. But their leader, John,
has begun to lose his focus in their "all-for-one"
commitment, distracted by and nearly bankrupt from his
wife's grave illness. Knowing what must be done, John turns
to his three friends. For the sake of the pact, their brand
of crime must turn to the mercy killing of John's wife. But
the line between mercy and murder quickly vanishes....
Now, in the small bayou town of Bowen, Louisiana, Theo
Buchanan comes to the aid of Michelle Renard when her
medical clinic is vandalized. What he discovers is chilling
and deadly. As the relentless and cold-blooded Sowing Club
sets out to silence Michelle, the one person who may have
the information that will destroy them, Theo confronts the
lies, greed, and evil that bind the lethal foursome -- and
risks more than he ever has before. Michelle saved his
life...now can he save hers?
With all of the storytelling power and insight into the
human heart that have made her one of the bestselling
authors of our time, Julie Garwood introduces readers to an
unforgettable cast of intriguing characters in this new
masterpiece of contemporary suspense.