By award-winning and bestselling novelist R.J. Ellory, this thriller takes his skill for suspense to a higher level.When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast -- she is the Governor's daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows very strange. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls, he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a minor government functionary. By the time the pieces fall into place, it's already too late . . .