Edgy, hard-core, and wildly imaginative, this new
thriller from New York Times bestselling
author John Twelve Hawks features an assassin-narrator unlike anyone we’ve seen
before, set in a present-day dystopia.
Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the
Special Services Section, a shadow department in the faceless multinational
corporation DBG. Jacob is not a businessman … he is a hired assassin, and his
job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. Jacob is
not like other employees, nor is he like other people. Suffering from Cotard’s
syndrome—a real condition that causes people to believe they are dead—Jacob
perceives himself as nothing but a shell with no emotion and no sense of right
Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year
associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting she may
have stolen valuable information and a fortune from the company, Miss Holquist,
Jacob’s handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking her down and
neutralizing her. Jacob’s condition allows him to carry out assignments with
ruthless, logical precision—devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new
assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob
finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding.
is an ingenious and chilling vision of modern-day humanity under constant,
invasive surveillance and a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse. Download and start listening now!