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Annie Laird is a single mother, a part-time data entry clerk, an aspiring sculptor, and a juror selected for the murder trial of a mob boss. When a suave, handsome art broker buys some of her work and then invites her to dinner, she thinks her luck may be changing.
Her supposed admirer, a Wall Street financier and Taoist nicknamed "The Teacher," is actually the brains behind the jailed mobster. The Teacher is incredibly charming; he's also a vicious killer. He promises Annie the continued safety of her son and the assurance of a lucrative artistic career in exchange for help in acquitting the mobster.
But even if Annie agrees to the plan, she and her son may not be safe because the Teacher soon decides he's in love with her...
A heart-pounding, blood-chilling, page-turning tour-de-force - Scott Turow
Rush out and buy it ... easily the most chilling psychotic since Hannibal Lecter - The Times
Gripping . . . Take a deep breath, and a nice reading spot, and go for it - San Mateo Times
When Green isn't making you laugh, he's making you bite your nails down to the bleeding point - Stephen King on Ravens