The night before the Thanksgiving Day Parade, a crowd gathers on Manhattan's Upper West Side to watch the giant balloons fill with helium and rise toward the sky. Then the ritual takes a terrifying turn - a gunshot rings out, police commissioner Logan Donovan falls, and panic erupts. When the chaos clears, another crime is revealed: Donovan's daughter, Allie, has been kidnapped.
Within hours, Special Agent Eve Rossi and her handpicked team of quick-thinking, swift-moving, hard-striking former convicts know a lot about the kidnapper. He's somewhere close by, holding Allie along with a captive boy. He hates Logan Donovan enough to destroy him. And he will kill.
But there's more Eve and her team don't know - a weapon planted inside the parade, Commissioner Donovan's hidden life, and the secrets his daughter keeps. As people line the streets, a desperate race begins to keep the city from being torn asunder by a brutal act of violence. But even as her squad deploys, Eve grapples with a harrowing question: Whom should she fear more - a vengeful man threatening innocent lives, or a charming, arrogant cop fighting to save his daughter, who may be trying to cover up his crimes?
©2016 Stefanie Pintoff (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books