Dozens of identical shoes have washed up on the beach in the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida. They appear completely ordinary but for one thing - each contains a crudely severed human foot.
A SEA OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.
Faced with an incomprehensible puzzle and ever more confusing pathology reports, the local police call on FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast for his expertise. But with no answers and endless possibilities they are left with only questions: What has happened, and why? Where have the feet come from? And are the victims still alive?
A FIENDISH CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.
Soon Pendergast finds himself entrenched in one of the most complex and inexplicable challenges of his career. A tangled web of evidence that spans seas and continents leads towards a dark Cold War secret and a powerful adversary. An adversary with a sadistic agenda and his sights on the perfect subject for his malevolent research...
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child are the authors of international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. In addition to his novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God), Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for The New Yorker and National Geographic magazines. Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm.
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