Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest
urban folktale, the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a
teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming
train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the
incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify
the mystery heroine.
McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video
bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend, and a classmate
of her husband’s at West Point, who vanished without a trace ten years earlier.
The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan, forced by her father into an early
military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity, simply started
over again somewhere else.
But McKenna has always believed the truth went deeper
than the police investigation ever reached and sees Susan’s resurfacing as a
sign that she wants to be found. What might have been a short-lived Metro story
sends the former prosecutor turned reporter on a twisting search that leads
across New York City and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. Download and start listening now!