Praised by writers from Clive Cussler to Sue Grafton, Gayle Lynds has emerged as a leading star of suspense fiction. Her bestselling debut vel Masquerade was hailed as gloriously paraid, immensely satisfying (The Los Angeles Times). Now Lynds brings the international thriller to an electrifying new level with this bullet-fast tale. While giving a gala performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, blind concert-pianist Julia Austrian's sight returns as mysteriously as it disappeared ten years earlier when she was struck by a rare psychological disorder. But her euphoria shatters when she witnesses her mother's murder -- a trauma that hurls her back into her dark and lonely world. Blind, yet the only person who can identify the killer, Julia abandons her celebrated life, regains her sight through hypsis, and joins maverick CIA analyst Sam Keeline to piece together a series of seemingly random acts that form a vast and terrifying puzzle that threatens America's political system.