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Published by: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: May 24, 1996
Pages: 560
ISBN13: 0312934920

Series: Standalone Novels


FBI Special Agent and counterterrorism expert Sarah Cahill doesn’t know the man she’s tracking. But the so-called “Prince of Darkness” knows her—intimately. So when Sarah is summoned to Wall Street to investigate, little does she know that she’s the one under surveillance… until the terrorist infiltrates himself into the deepest, most desperate corners of her life.
Soon Sarah is plunged into a deep labyrinth of intrigue and catastrophe as she races to uncover a diabolically clever conspiracy…before time runs out…and the clock strikes THE ZERO HOUR.




"Wonderfully executed . . . A labyrinth of suspense . . . Brilliant . . . A master storyteller."
—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Police blotter authenticity . . . goosebump good fun, state-of-the-art sleuthing."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Pure dynamite."
—People Magazine

"Breathlessly exciting."
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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Prisoner number 322/88-he was known to the prison authorities as Baumann, though that was not his name at birth-had been planning this day with meticulous precision for quite some time.

He rose from bed very early and, as he did every morning, peered through the narrow barred window at the verdant mountainside that glittered emerald in the strong South African sunlight. Turning his gaze, he located the tiny, shimmering patch of ocean, just barely visible. He took in the distant caw of the seagulls. He could hear the jingling of chains worn by the most dangerous convicts as they tossed and turned in their sleep, and the barking of the Alsatians in the kennels next to the prison building.

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