What if everything in your life was a lie?
Things are going well for 24 year-old Evan Casher: his career as a documentary filmmaker is booming and his relationship with his new girlfriend, Carrie, couldn't be better. After an urgent phone call from his mother, he makes an unexpected trip home to Austin. Then the unthinkable happens. He arrives to find his mother brutally murdered, and narrowly escapes an attempt on his own life. Spirited away from the scene by an enigmatic mercenary with an agenda of his own, Evan is confronted with a shocking fact: his entire life has been little more than a carefully constructed lie.
Pursued by a powerful, ruthless organization of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried, Evan's only hope for survival is to uncover the truth about his family...and his own past. With his mother's attackers fast on his heels and with no one to trustnot the authorities, his father, nor the woman he loveshis perilous search takes him from the Texas Hill Country to New Orleans, to London, and to Miami. Full of unforgettable characters and jolting plot twists, Panic is an emotionally charged, heart-stopping thriller about one man's determination to take back his stolen life.
The phone awoke Evan Casher, and he knew something was wrong. No one
who knew him ever called this early. He opened his eyes. He reached
across the bed for Carrie but she was gone, and her side of the bed
was cool. A note, folded, on the pillow. He reached for it but the
phone continued its insistent shrill, so he answered.
"Hello," he said.
His mother said: "Evan. I need you to come home. Right now." She spoke in a low whisper.
He fumbled for the bedside lamp. "What's the matter?"
"Not over the phone. I'll explain when you get here."
"Mom, it's a two-and-half hour drive. Just tell me what's wrong."
"Evan. Please. Just come home."
"Is Dad all right?...
is a three-time nominee for the
Mystery Writers of America's
Edgar Allan Poe Award and a
two-time nominee for the Anthony
Award, given at Bouchercon (aka
the World Mystery Conference.)
In fact, all of his Whit Mosley
suspense novels have been
major writing awards.
He was born in Dallas and grew up in Austin and Dallas. He graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and English, and worked as a creative director at an advertising agency before ...
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