Allison could feel her heart pounding. her lungs burned as she fought for air. The treadmill's digital display told her she was passing the two-mile mark. She punched the speed button to slow the pace and catch her breath. Perspiration soaked her, pasting the nylon sweat pants and extra-large T-shirt, white with bright red and blue lettering. (from the first line)
|In an unprecedented political match, Attorney General Allison Leahy faces former army general Lincoln Howe in a race for the presidency. But before the nation can choose between its first woman or first African-American president, a heinous crime rips the country apart. Someone has kidnapped Howe''s daughter, and it''s up to Leahy to lead the FBI in finding the culprit.|
|From the Publisher:
U.S. Attorney General Allison Leahy is the Democrats' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she's running neck and neck with her opponent, Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African-American hero. Then, days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped. As the nation's leading law enforcement officer, Allison launches a nationwide manhunteven as her opponent publicly questions her motives. For Allison, though, finding Kristen isn't about politics. It's a personal crusade that taps into terrifying secrets buried deep within the pastsecrets that can shatter all of Allison's hopes, twisting them into a nightmare of lies and the ultimate betrayal.
U.S. Attorney General and Democratic presidential candidate Allison Leahy finds her campaign threatened by the return of a vengeful former lover, a situation complicated when her opponent, African American ex-Army general Lincoln Howe, is faced with the kidnapping of his young granddaughter.