The Final Twist

The Final Twist

Battling corporate espionage in a nonstop race against time

Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago — finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.

Following the enigmatic clues his father left behind, Shaw plays cat and mouse with the company’s sadistic enforcers, as he speeds from one gritty neighborhood in the City by the Bay to another.

Suddenly, the job takes on a frightening urgency. Only by finding the courier bag can he expose the company and stop the murder of an entire family — slated to die in 48 hours.

With the help of an unexpected figure from his past, and with the enforcers closing the net, Shaw narrows in on the truth — and learns that the courier bag contains something unexpected: a secret that could only be described as catastrophic.

Filled with dozens of twists and reversals, The Final Twist is a nonstop race against time to save the family . . . and to keep the devastating secret Shaw has uncovered from falling into the wrong hands.

Originally from Glen Ellyn, Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning author with more than 40 novels to his credit including the Bone Collector, which Universal Pictures turned into a movie starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. For more information on Deaver, whose novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, turn to our Q&A with him on page 8.

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