Mark Twain wrote: When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Category: Short Stories
Average Rating: 4.0
Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.
In this electrifying short story by New York Times bestselling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a young man intent on buying a gun; the gangbanger who cuts him a deal; a by-the-book police officer on a last patrol; an advertising executive keeping secrets from her husband; a veteran haunted by a combat death; a single dad in a bitter custody battle; and a sharp-looking businessman en route to a new job he desperately needs. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearer - that a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever.
This is a gripping, character-driven short story made all the better by the outstanding narration of JD Jackson. As short stories go, this is great.
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