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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Outstanding…Burke’s accuracy in legal and judicial technicalities is impressive although most readers will find simpler pleasures in her sharp writing, well-constructed plot, and dimensional characters.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Exciting…Lawyer turned-journalist McKenna finds her life turned upside down when she recognizes a friend from her college years who disappeared without a trace a decade before on a video of a near-tragedy on the subway…Will engage Burke’s growing audience.”


  • “Burke’s first class adventure has murder and mayhem wrapped up in an intricate, innovative plot. Gripping from the first page…Will keep readers guessing until the end.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Selected for the June 2013 Indie Next List
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