By Robin Burcell
Facts lie . . . 20 years after the homicide that shattered her international, FBI agent and forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick confronts her father's killer nose to nose. however the inmate who's scheduled to be achieved for the crime isn't really what she anticipated. Heightening Sydney's unease, she gets a photo despatched to her by means of a guy simply ahead of his suicide, inflicting her to question every thing she believed approximately her father. Now she wishes the reality — regardless of the place it's hidden, irrespective of how painful . . . or risky. yet Sydney Fitzpatrick is set to trespass on sacred flooring. And being a federal agent will provide her no safeguard or protect if it's her personal govt that wishes her lifeless.
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