Award-winning author Brad Parks delivers a tense novel of thrills, twists, and deceit that grabs you and won´t let go until the final, satisfying page.
Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree, who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel . . . if only he´d tell the FBI where they are.
The women in Tommy´s life, his fiancée and mother, tell him he´s crazy to even consider taking the part. The cartel has quickly risen to become the largest supplier of crystal meth in America. And it hasn´t done it by playing nice. Still, Tommy´s acting career has stalled, and the FBI is offering a minimum of $150,000 for a six-month gig--whether he gets the documents or not.
Using a false name and backstory, Tommy enters the low-security prison and begins the process of befriending Dupree. But Tommy soon realizes he´s underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. The FBI aren´t the only ones looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesn´t play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.