When former FBI agent Terry McCaleb is sidelined with a heart transplant, he resigns himself to living a quiet retirement on his boat in L.A. Harbor. But a visit from a stranger, Graciela Rivers, gives him a compelling reason to reactivate his special talent for tracking down killers -- it was her sister's heart that gave him new life when she was murdered in an apparent robbery. More than just the suspenseful thriller that we've come to expect from Connelly, this story explores the shadows of despair faced by those who wait for donor organs and the emotions McCaleb deals with in knowing that he received life through another's death. As the action heats up, McCaleb soon finds he must make a decision between protecting his own life (and her heart) or trapping a killer who is on a rampage of murder.
- Publication Date: October 1, 1998
- Genres: Mystery
- Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- ISBN-10: 0446602620
- ISBN-13: 9780446602624