A freak plane crash sets off a chase for a little girl with strange powers in this “stay-up-all-night” thriller from an Edgar Award–winning author (USA Today). Amanda is playing in the backyard when the plane explodes overhead. As metal, fire, and bodies rain down on her small town, the little girl wanders off. Houses on either side explode as she toddles away from the carnage, across the park, and into the woods. When her mother finds her, Amanda is asleep in the arms of a mysterious man. Carol takes her daughter and flees for her life, afraid not of the hell their town has become, but of what might happen if her daughter is found. Little Amanda is blessed with the power to heal the sick, and there are powerful people who want to find out where her mysterious ability comes from. After the crash, Carol and her daughter flee to New York, where one mother’s love is all that stands between Amanda and the forces of evil.
About the author
Andrew Klavan (b. 1954) is a highly successful author of thrillers and hard-boiled mysteries. Born in New York City, Klavan was raised on Long Island and attended college at the University of California at Berkeley. He published his first novel, Face of the Earth, in 1977, and continued writing mysteries throughout the eighties, finding critical recognition when The Rain (1988) won an Edgar Award for best new paperback. Besides his crime fiction, Klavan has distinguished himself as an author of supernatural thrillers, most notably Don’t Say a Word (1991), which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. He has two ongoing series: Weiss and Bishop, a private-eye duo who made their debut in Dynamite Road (2003), and The Homelanders, a young-adult series about teenagers who fight radical Islam. Besides his fiction, Klavan writes regular opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. He lives in Southern California.
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