THE MUST-READ THRILLER NOVEL OF THE YEAR
FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR TED DEKKER
Enter a mystery ripped from tomorrow’s headlines that will haunt you long after its shocking conclusion.
The discovery of two teenagers ritualistically murdered in a secluded Austin park outrages a nation already on the brink of tearing itself apart. The victims are the latest in an epidemic of deaths linked to a mysterious, underground virtual game known only as Play Dead.
The forensic evidence soon points to Jamie Hamilton, a brilliant yet naive young man on the autism spectrum.
But Angie Channing, a world-renown true crime writer, isn’t so sure. Could such a seemingly innocent person be capable of clinical brutality? Why the rush to silence him? What secrets are hidden in the world of Play Dead that were worth killing for? What if Jamie is the key to something far more sinister?
Angie quickly finds herself in a relentless game of cat and mouse that threatens far more than just her sanity or her life. How far will she go to uncover the shocking truth?
Enter a psychological thriller ripped from tomorrow’s headlines that will haunt you until the last page. It is said that nothing is as it seems in the halls of power and that some truths are far too dangerous for the common man.
is a multiple award-winning, New York Times and international, New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 40 novels. His work has reached tens of millions worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages and adapted into major feature films. In 2013 NPR readers nationwide named him as one of the top suspense writers of all time.