Bestselling author Mariah Stewart proved she can knock â€™em dead with the best when she delivered the resounding one-two-three punch of her suspense â€śthrillogyâ€ťâ€“Dead Wrong, Dead Certain, and Dead Even. Now, in her anticipated hardcover debut, sheâ€™s back to finish off this stunning series with her hottest shot yet.Two years ago, a major FBI undercover drug deal suddenly went southâ€“ and special agent Dylan Shields went down in a hail of bullets. When the dust cleared, his fellow agent (and fiancĂ©e) Anne Marie McCall was left alone with too many unanswered questions and nothing to do but hit the job as hard as she could to dull the pain. Only now is she beginning to ease up on her punishing routine as a Bureau profiler and starting to let some light in again. and. Detective Evan Crosby had a lot to do with drawing Annie back into life, and sheâ€™s not about to let her chance at happiness with him slip away. But before she can embrace a bright new future, she must grapple with the dangerous past whose demons of doubt and suspicion wonâ€™t let her sleep at night . . . and whose dead will never rest in peace until someone digs up the truth and deals out the payback. That means going places where no oneâ€“ including the FBIâ€“wants Annie to be and cutting through a minefield of smoke and mirrors, politics and intimidation, dirty tricks and deadly threats, in order to make a cold case hot enough to get the right people sweating. The harder Annie squeezes, the more blood, lies, and betrayal she wrings out . . . and the closer she comes to connecting a face to the trigger finger that blew away her dreamsâ€“and Dylan Shields. What she doesnâ€™t know is that the killer sheâ€™s closing in on is looking for closure too. The kind that only Annieâ€™s death can bring.