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After attending the funeral of a former colleague from his days as an intern, Gregory is accosted (and has a tempting Mexican lunch spoiled) by a pair of edgy ex-FBI agents now working for a high-ticket private security firm. They believe that the colleague's "accidental" death on a hiking trip is really part of an attempt to wipe out everyone who was part of a particular team in a psychiatric unit at the University of Colorado's Health Services Center in Denver in 1982. As members of that team, Gregory--and his former lover, Sawyer Sackett--are among the few remaining survivors and the next likely targets. Overhearing this news causes a waitress to drop two platters of green chili burritos in a messy clatter.
D.B. Cooper becomes an important part of the story as Gregory, his prosecutor wife, Lauren (whose multiple sclerosis leads to some unusual and important observations), their cop friend Sam Purdy, and the two ex-FBI agents zero in on possible suspects--one of whom has an abnormal fascination with the hijacker's life. White spends a tad too much time on Alan's past history with the mysterious Sawyer, but in general his narrative engine runs smoothly and powerfully toward its satisfying and largely unexpected conclusion. Other Gregory books include Critical Conditions, Harm's Way, Higher Authority, Private Practices, and Remote Control. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the reasons I like Stephen White's book so much is his continuity of characters, and his development of characters. Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by twisesq
Having read all of Stephen White's Alan Gregory novels so far, I always look forward to the latest annual instalment. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2001 by C. Kuschel-Toerber
This book was really cool. In my opinion, it is the best of all the Alan Gregory series and I have read them all. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2000
I definitely don't expect much from books I pick up while waiting for airplanes, but I found this book interesting and genuinely frightening. Read morePublished on June 5 2000 by frumiousb
Like all Stephen White's Books this one is exciting and gets your attention right away. The dynamics of the story seemed to carry me along. Read morePublished on April 17 2000 by J.E. Johnson
When I read this book I was compelled to read and never stop. There were scenes that kept me on my feet for days. Read morePublished on April 4 2000 by Lauren Leipold
I'm a reader who enjoys trying to "put the pieces together" as I make my way through a good mystery. Read morePublished on April 2 2000 by Eddie Finn
If you go to the Q. & A. section of White's web page you can read about his not really knowing what will happen in one of his books until the characters reveal that to him... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2000 by "hbbarney"
I am a big fan of Stephen White. It's so neat to read an author who writes a continuing character. The book to me never ends, I just have to wait awhile for the next book to be... Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2000