Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, New York, 2000
Dr. Jeff Duran suffers from severe panic attacks when he ventures too far outside his home office. At times, he remembers phrases of a foreign language he has never learned. And there are curious memories he cannot explain—of distinct smells, music, the spray of ocean sailing. But no sooner do these sensations and images begin to surface than they disappear.
Then, after a patient commits suicide, Duran’s life spirals out of control. The victim’s half-sister, Adrienne Cope, blames Duran for filling her sister’s head with “recovered” memories of horrific childhood abuse. But Adrienne soon discovers some shocking facts about him—facts that even he is unaware of.
The stakes are raised when unknown assassins burst into Duran’s office and bloodshed ensues. But who is their target: Adrienne or Duran? Running for their very lives, forced to trust each other, they must now work together to unlock the reason why one or both of them is marked for death. For beneath the intrigue lies a dark conspiracy that stretches halfway around the world—and a sinister plot that could change the course of history.