Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth in this mesmerizing early standalone thriller.
Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth - and Tate Collier, who has a consummate skill with them, can talk his way into anyone's heart, and get them to do whatever he wants.
Tate is a lawyer who used to defend death penalty cases in Virginia's Supreme Court; now he concentrates on work for the local community. When his teenage daughter goes missing all the signs are that she's run away. But Tate and his ex-wife, Bett, feel differently, and set out in search of her. To discover that Megan is in the hands of a man with no morals and as great a gift for words as Tate himself. Megan's is not the only life in danger...
The best psychological thriller writer around - Peter Millar, The Times
Compulsive, gripping thriller - Sunday Mirror
Anyone familiar with the writing of this master of the twist and turn has doubtless been anticipating the arrival of his next paperback . . . Deaver is a silver screen kind of thriller writer and this rollercoaster ride through the twisted brain of an academic-cum-complete lunatic is no exception - Lancashire Evening Post
Filled with twists and turns, this is a terrifying tale - Asda Magazine
Anyone familiar with the writing of this master of the twist and turn has doubtless been anticipating the arrival of his next paperback - West Lancashire Evening Gazette