This title is the UK debut of the fastest rising star in American crime writing. It is a must read for fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. ... Show synopsis This title is the UK debut of the fastest rising star in American crime writing. It is a must read for fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane have finally adopted a baby girl, but nine months later a call from the adoption agency plunges them into a nightmare that will force them to take the law into their own hands as they fight to keep their family together. The child's biological father - an 18-year-old boy - never signed away his parental rights, and now he wants their daughter back. It is immediately obvious that the boy has no real interest in the child, his own father is forcing his hand. But why? The law can't protect Jack and Melissa. The boy's father is a well connected federal judge: their attorney won't touch the case, Jack's job is suddenly and inexplicably under threat. On the other side of the law, the boy is connected with Sureno13 - a powerful and dangerous street gang. Together, father and son wage a harrowing campaign aimed at destroying Jack and Melissa's hapless family. The only person on their side is a disgraced, 'dirty' cop...The question is, how far is Jack prepared to go to protect his family?