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From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same. Now you have to choose between law…and justice. ...
From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same. Now you have to choose between law…and justice. ...
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  • From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.
    Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.
    Now you have to choose between law…and justice.
         Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.
     
    Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization—and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs.
     
    The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands.
     
    Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

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  • From the cover Chapter One
     
    I glanced in my rearview mirror at the pickup truck, which was riding my bumper. I hated tailgaters, especially with my family in the car, but nothing could ruin my good mood. My daughter's field hockey team had just beat Radnor, and Allison had scored a goal. She was texting in the back seat, one of a generation that makes better use of opposable thumbs than any prior.
     
    My son Ethan turned around next to her, shielding his eyes against the pickup's headlights. "Dad, what's up with this guy?"
     
    "God knows. Ignore him."
     
    "Why don't you go faster?" Ethan shifted, waking up Moonie, our little white mutt, who started jumping around in the back seat. I love the dog but he has two speeds: Asleep and Annoying.
     
    "Why should I? I'm going the limit."
     
    "But we can smoke this guy now."
     
    We had just gotten a new car, a Mercedes E-Class Sedan in a white enamel that gleamed like dental veneers. Ethan said the E stood for his name, but I said Exorbitant. My wife and kids had lobbied for the car, but I felt like a show-off behind the wheel. I missed my old Explorer, which I didn't need a tie to drive.
     
    "Dad, when I get my license, I'm gonna burn guys like him."
     
    I heard this once a week. My son counted the days until his learner's permit, even though he was only thirteen. I said, "No, you're not. You're gonna let him pass."
     
    "Why?"
     
    "We have a right to enjoy the drive."
     
    "But it's boring."
     
    "Not to me. I'm a scenic-route kind of guy." I moved over to let the pickup pass, since Coldstream Road was a single lane winding uphill through the woods. We were entering the Lagersen Tract, the last parcel of woodland preserved by Chester County, where Nature had to be zoned for her own protection.
     
    I lowered the window and breathed in a lungful of fresh, piney air. Thick trees flanked the road, and scrub brush grew over the guardrails. Crickets and tree frogs croaked a chorus from my childhood. I grew up on a dairy farm in Hershey, home of the famous chocolate manufacturer. I loved living in a company town, where the air smelled of sweet cocoa and corporate largesse. Everyone worked toward the same goal, even if it was capitalism.
     
    "He's not passing us," Ethan said, bringing me out of my reverie.
     
    I checked the rearview mirror, squinting against the headlights. Moonie was facing backward, his front paws on the back seat and his ears silhouetted like wispy triangles.
     
    "Come on, Dad. Show 'em who's boss."
     
    "That's well-established," I said. "Mom."
     
    Lucinda was in the passenger seat, the curve of her smile illuminated by the phone screen. She was a natural beauty, with gray-blue eyes, a small nose, and dark blond hair gathered into a loose ponytail at the nape of her neck. She had been on Facebook since we'd left the school, posting game photos and comments. Great save by Arielle!!! Lady Patriots rock!!! Woohoo, Emily is MVP!!! My wife never uses fewer than three exclamation marks on social. If you only get one, you've done something wrong. Or as my father would say, You're in the doghouse.
     
    Lucinda looked over. "Jason, speed up, would you?"
     
    "You, too? What's the hurry?"
     
    "They have homework."
     
    "On Friday night? Have you met our kids?"
     
    Lucinda smiled, shaking her head. "Whatever, Scenic-Route Kind of Guy."
     
    "Aw, I feel so seen."
     
    Lucinda laughed, which made me happy. I love my wife. We met at Bucknell, where she was an art major and I was a...

About the Author-

  • Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels. She has thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, novelist Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.
     

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 17, 2022
    At the outset of this heart-wrenching novel from bestseller Scottoline (Eternal), Jason and Lucinda Bennett, while driving home to Philadelphia with their son, his older sister, 15-year-old Allison, and their dog, are forced to stop by two men in a truck. When the dog jumps at the men, Allison is accidentally shot, and the two flee. Allison dies at the hospital, where the Bennetts learn that one of their assailants later fatally shot the other, who turns out to have been the son of the head of a criminal network that distributes and sells opiates in Pennsylvania. Early the next morning, two FBI agents bundle the Bennetts off to a safe house in Delaware, where they’re to stay before entering the witness protection program. Scottoline piles on the pathos with repetitive memories and musings among the surviving family members until Jason finally decides to take back control of his life, and what started as an examination of the profound pain of losing a child morphs into a high-speed, action-packed thriller. Conspiracy theories multiply as Jason races toward the truth. Scottoline’s fans will get their money’s worth. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group.

  • AudioFile Magazine Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers another gripping mystery. Narrator Edoardo Ballerini's impressive range is on full display, bringing depth to all the principal characters. The story follows Jason Bennett in the aftermath of a carjacking gone wrong. As tragedy ensues, a family's lives change in an instant. Ballerini delivers a credible performance as Jason seeks justice and vengeance for what was stolen. When it's discovered that the carjacking involved a drug-trafficking organization, his family is forced to enter a witness protection program, and secrets begin to unravel. The powerful combination of Scottoline's storytelling and Ballerini's masterful interpretation will thrill listeners who love a fast-paced mystery packed with twists. M.R.R. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine
  • Library Journal

    Starred review from June 1, 2022

    Jason Bennett is driving his family home from his daughter's lacrosse game when two men in a truck attempt to hijack his car at gunpoint. In a flash, the scenario turns violent, changing their lives forever. That night, the family is visited by the FBI, who informs them that they are still in danger and need to enter the witness protection program. Grief-stricken and uprooted from their normal lives, the family starts to fall apart. Soon, law-abiding Jason questions the justice system and decides to do what it takes to claim their lives back. Narrator Edoardo Ballerini does a flawless job of bringing the different characters to life with various accents. Listeners can easily empathize with Jason's pain because of the seamless and natural way Ballerini performs Jason's flashbacks to past conversations with his children. VERDICT Scottoline's familiarity with Philadelphia and the surrounding areas is evident throughout, and her writing is full of suspense and plot twists that'll keep audiences guessing and rooting for Jason. The intensity of it all is sure to give listeners heart palpitations.--Lacey Webster

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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