Something happened that night in the woods at Camp Red Hawk. But all Joel and Leah can recall is sneaking out for a late hike with five camp friends, and that only the two of them and their friend Mike returned.
They have no memory of what happened to the others. No memory of anything after leaving the camp.
In the years that follow, they realize something has changed inside of them. They are different from others, in ways they never should be. In ways that send their lives down disturbing and terrifying paths.
As they grapple with adulthood, their only hope for understanding why they've been altered lies with them finding each other again. But how is that possible when their memories of one another have been erased?
An F-18 Navy fighter careens out of the blue sky above the Mojave desert. A TV cameraman who grew up in a small town just miles away can see what is going to happen next. Frantically, Wes Stewart races to the downed jet and tries to save the pilot's life. When the plane explodes, Wes escapes without harm—and plunges into a murderous conspiracy.
It's been fifteen years since Wes has been back to the desolate land of his childhood. Now he finds himself up against the U.S. military, the local police, and someone who is tracking his every move. In the moments he spent with the dying pilot, Wes discovered something that could get him killed. But while he tries to untangle a web of lies and secrets surrounding the crash, another danger is stalking him. And this one he will never see coming.
"Battles keeps layering on the suspense until you can hardly breathe."
Jay Bradley thought he could leave the Philippines behind. But though he's started a new life, with a woman he loves, he's still tormented by questions from his past.
He returns to Angeles City where he once worked as the papasan watching over his bargirls. On the surface he's there to sell his stake in a bar on the notorious Fields Avenue. In reality he's come back to find Isabel—one of his old dancers, and the only person who can answer his questions, and quiet his demons.
Because death is seldom an ending, and always haunts those left behind.
"A mesmerizing thriller of the heart."