In the past six years, none of entertainment agent Myron Bolitar's clients have been murdered—a real positive for his business. But all that is about to change when a well-intentioned promise goes nightmarishly wrong, and Bolitar must become a hero again to save a young girl's life in this follow-up to “Darkest Fear.”
The school year is almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they will call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing, and Myron is the last person who saw her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned horribly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever.
is the bestselling author of fourteen previous novels, including The Woods, Promise Me, and The Innocent, and is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. He lives in New Jersey with his family.