'A compelling thriller' Jeff Abbot A private security contractor has been shot dead in Washington DC. The police are calling his death a carjacking gone wrong. Chief medical examiner Samantha Owens believes it's more than a random murder. The victim is Sam's old boyfriend, ex army Ranger Eddie Donovan, and she has evidence to support her claim - a note delivered to Eddie just before he died. When a second ex-Ranger is killed, Sam establishes a link between the deaths that leads back to their last tour of duty in Afghanistan. As she digs deeper, she uncovers a terrifying secret, one that puts Eddie's family - and herself - in mortal danger. Because, in her hunt for justice, Sam finds that not everyone plays by the rules.