By David Baldacci
Will Robie is the government's undefined, disciplined, and deadly murderer. He infiltrates the main antagonistic nations on the planet, defeats our enemies' complicated security features, and removes threats prior to they ever achieve our seashores.
But now, his talents have left him. despatched in another country on a severe task, he fails, not able to drag the set off. Absent his skills, Robie is a guy and not using a venture, and and not using a purpose.
To get well what he has misplaced, Robie needs to confront what he has attempted to put out of your mind for over two decades: his personal past.
Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast place of origin of Cantrell, Mississippi, after highschool, severing all own ties, and not appeared again. no longer as soon as. no longer until eventually the incredible happens. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Father and son have not spoken or visible one another because the day Robie left city. In that point, Dan Robie--a neighborhood legal professional and pillar of the community--has been elected city pass judgement on. regardless of this, so much of Cantrell is aligned opposed to Dan. His guilt is assumed.
To make issues worse, Dan has refused to do whatever to shield himself. while Robie attempts to assist, his father responds basically with anger and defiance. may perhaps Dan quite be accountable?
With the both ambitious Jessica Reel at his part, Robie ignores his father's needs and starts his personal determined research into the case. yet Robie is now a stranger to his native land, an intruder, a guy who has forsaken his earlier and his family members. His makes an attempt to save lots of his father are met with mistrust and skepticism . . . and violence.
Unlike the missions Robie undertook within the provider of his nation, the place his aim used to be in actual fact outlined, digging into his father's case simply finds extra questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, the place he needs to face the unforeseen and probably lethal effects of the long-ago offerings made by means of father and son. And this time, there is no break out for both of them.
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What does that experience to do with my state of affairs? ” “It has much to do with it for those who had Sherm killed. that will suggest the opposite man is blameless. ” Wendell leaned ahead and stated, “Until my father died I didn’t even comprehend who Sherman Clancy used to be. actually, I didn’t recognize who Pete Clancy was once till he attempted to blackmail me. ” “So you admit you recognize who Pete is? ” acknowledged Robie. “Trust me, I want I didn’t. ” “But you knew approximately your father’s…problem? ” “That he cherished to diddle sons and daughters? No, I had no clue approximately that till Pete despatched me the photographs. ” “So you’re asserting you didn’t have Sherman killed? ” “If I did, why within the hell might I admit it to you? however the truth is, no, I had no inspiration my father used to be being blackmailed for something. whilst I observed the pictures…” His voice trailed off and he rose, walked over to the window, and regarded out on the view. “We have 100 and forty-seven oil and fuel structures out within the Gulf,” he acknowledged. “We’re no longer as massive as ExxonMobil, yet we do very well. My father was once an excellent businessman; none greater in my brain. I couldn’t carry a candle to him while it got here to doing offers and earning profits. i believe it’s simply because I’m no longer a psychopath. He obviously was once. yet nonetheless, the very best capitalists are. ” He became again round to stand them. “But whilst I observed these images i wished to vomit. i wished to kill my previous guy. ” “And how precisely did he die? ” requested Robie. “On the working desk. He’d had an aortic aneurysm. no doubt how his existence ended. They didn’t even trouble with an post-mortem. and that i didn’t see the photographs till after he died. ” “And you employed humans to get the images again from Pete? ” Wendell shrugged. “I is probably not as shrewdpermanent as my father yet I’m now not silly. So, back, i've got no notion what you’re conversing approximately. ” “People were abducted and other people have died,” Robie stated. “Don’t be aware of what to inform you. ” “You’re making plans to move public along with your corporation? ” “We are. ” “So you could have much to lose if this comes out,” stated Robie. “In the grand scheme of items, no. My outdated guy had withdrawn from the company over the past 5 years. Our underwriters are banking on me, now not him. He’s lifeless. I’m no longer. no matter if he used to be a pedophile, the men on Wall road won’t supply a rattling. All they care approximately is the base line, and we make a shitload of cash. We invested good, acquired our arms in the entire top areas. We weathered the recession and had the capital to shop for at bargain-rate costs whilst every body used to be bailing. All now we have is upside. the tale is superb. The IPO goes complete steam forward, undesirable information approximately Dad or no longer. ” “So why do you care concerning the photos, then? ” requested Reel. whilst Wendell stated not anything Robie responded. “Because his mom Norma Jean continues to be alive. ” Wendell regarded away back. “My previous guy used to be an asshole. taken care of me and my sisters like shit. I’m working the corporate now principally simply because my father used to be too busy dwelling his lifetime of decadence. ” “Diddling little boys? ” “I regularly proposal he was once off with different ladies. I want he have been. Now, i assume i do know higher. ” “And your mom?
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