Truth or Die

By James Patterson, Howard Roughan

The fact will set you free-if it does not kill you first.

After a major expert stumble, lawyer Trevor Mann could have ultimately hit his stride. he is stumbled on happiness along with his female friend Claire Parker, a stunning, bold journalist constantly at the hunt for a scoop. but if Claire's most up-to-date tale results in a violent disagreement, Trevor's newly peaceable existence is shattered as he attempts to determine why.

Chasing Claire's leads, Trevor reveals facts of a stunning mystery that-if it truly exists-every executive and 17 November world wide might do something to own. all of sudden it truly is as much as Trevor, in addition to a teenage genius who offers new desiring to the word "too shrewdpermanent for his personal good," to ensure that mystery does not fall into the inaccurate arms. yet Trevor is set to find that sturdy and evil can glance much alike, and not anything is ever black and white: no longer even the reality.

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Those you shot at in primary Park? ” “They have been there to kill me. Christ, what the hell did they let you know? ” “I imagine you’re going to want a attorney, Mr. Mann. ” “I am a legal professional, Detective Lamont. ” “You be aware of what I mean,” he stated. “We’re going to wish a proper assertion from you concerning Claire Parker’s homicide. ” “Are you announcing I’m a suspect? ” “More like someone of interest,” he acknowledged. “And I’m hopeful you’ll cooperate with us. ” “This is loopy. ” “With all due recognize, Mr. Mann, I’m now not the only with a lifeless man in my tub.

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