Stopping a tragedy makes him a hero…
…But was any of it real?
After surviving a public shooting and saving someone in the process, Alex Baines’s life is forever altered… Video of the tragic event spills across social media. Major newspapers are interested. Even movie deals are being offered.
This could be a career boost for the neuroscientist and meditation guru.
But Alex’s marriage hangs on by a thread. His leg is shattered from a bullet wound. Evidence is piling up that the attack was not random. And while police hunt down the gunman, Alex’s wife Corrine begins to worry someone is after her and her two children, too.
All the while, state Investigator Raquel Roth has never seen a case like this. A criminal who makes major mistakes, yet seems to have a master plan. And is someone pulling his strings? As Roth and her partner race to figure out the madman’s motive, signs point to an even more sinister plan in the works. If only they can untangle the mystery and stop the disaster in time…
“Smart and surprising and fast-paced…an excellent book. There were so many small moments in there that I really related to and were just brilliant. (Brearton is) a master at capturing the minutiae of a marriage.”—Lisa Regan, author of Vanishing Girls
*This book was previously published as Breathing Fire, but has been completely revised into this definitive version.