Deaver’s first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author’s
arsenal of memorable characters.
Thriller Award winner Deaver (The Bodies Left Behind) unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that pits two worthy antagonists against each other. Henry Loving, “a lifter,” specializes in extracting information from human targets by any means necessary (i.e., torture). Corte, “a shepherd,” is an agent in the Strategic Protection Department of a secret government agency normally assigned to protect high-profile targets.Know your target audience.
Corte, a board game aficionado and game theory student, and Loving are well matched, sharing a history that ups the stakes and makes the contest personal.