Blake Sanders thought he left his Midwestern past behind when he went to UW on a basketball scholarship more than 20 years earlier. But Keely Radcliffe drags it back into the present when she shows up on Blake's stoop one morning to ask for his help.
Back then, Keely's sister was killed in a lab explosion on a university campus in southern Illinois. Blake's best friend Perry Langford was arrested and convicted of murder for setting the charge, but Langford always maintained his innocence, claiming someone else blew up the building. Not even Blake knows what really happened, and he was there, a secret he's kept all this time. Now Langford is out of prison, and he's gunning for all those he holds responsible for his 20-year stint in stir, including Blake.
A week later, Blake's cop friend Charlie invites him to a backyard barbecue at his folks' house. Masked gunmen burst in on the festivities before the two of them can even open a beer. Charlie and Blake manage to hold off the marauders, but Charlie is wounded, and when the smoke clears Charlie's parents have vanished.
Events begin to snowball, putting Blake on the run from both the shooters and Langford, his childhood friend, and Blake realizes they're all related. Soon the FBI and even naval intelligence officer Reyna Chase are on his tail, too. Whoever planted the bomb 20 years ago is cleaning up loose ends, and the prize they're still seeking after all this time-a revolutionary battery design-is worth a fortune, even worth selling out one's own country...and killing for.
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Free book for free review Blake Sanders is trying to live his life. He works two jobs, delivering papers and washing dishes. Blake just tries to get thru living life one day at a time. He is still dealing with his losing his son, being divorced and dealing with ADD. Blake has not thought about his life in the midwest since he left college. Now, 20 years later his friend, Perry Langford, aka Wink, is now out of prison for causing an explosion and murder in a university lab. Perry is released and soon comes up missing. . . . . this is where Blake's life gets a little crazy ! ! ! Perry is seeking revenge and wants justice for all involved. He is still claiming his innocence. Not only is Perry looking for this justice so is Keely Radcliffe. Keely knows Perry spent time for a crime he did not commit. She, to is looking for justice. Keely's sister was killed in that explosion and now its time for answers. As Keely shows up on Blake's door he gets tangled into a game of cat and mouse. Answers do get answered but the twist and turns they take to get them is scary ! Its a nail bitter and will keep you asking who, what and why ??? Its a great novel ! It is the second in a series and is a good stand alone read. Wende