The news is shattering: Harrison Sinclair, director of the CIA, has
been killed in a car accident. Sinclair may have been a traitor—or the Agency’s
last honest man. Even his son-in-law, Ben, an attorney and ex-agent, has heard
rumors of sinister forces within the Agency that could have ordered Sinclair’s
But suddenly, with the free-falling acceleration of a nightmare, Ben is
thrust into a web of intrigue and violence beyond his control back into the
CIA, and lured into a top-secret espionage project in telepathic ability funded
by American intelligence. As the project’s first success, Ben uses his “extraordinary
powers” in the perilous search for Vladimir Orlov, the exiled former chairman
of the KGB—the only man who might unlock the secret of Harrison Sinclair’s
death and the whereabouts of a multibillion-dollar fortune in gold spirited out
of Russia in the last days of the Soviet Union.
The hunt for the truth will bring Ben face to face with his past and
culminate in a crowded Washington hearing room where, behind high security
barriers, a Senate investigating committee is about to call its secret witness—as
an assassin prepares to strike. Here, finally, with only seconds to act, Ben
Ellison must call upon his extraordinary powers to stop a killer—or die trying.
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