“As fast as a falling elevator…a shameless good time.” —Joe Hill, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, nonstop, to the top. Once there, the doors don’t open. Instead, the elevator begins to descend floor by floor. Then it plummets. Right to the bottom of the shaft.
It appears to be a random accident. But on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And then Wednesday brings yet another tragic high-rise catastrophe. In only three days, one of the most vertical cities in the world is plunged into chaos. Clearly, this is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city.
Fearing for their lives, thousands of people who work in high-rises across the city refuse to leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. The mayor, already embroiled in a growing scandal, is desperate for answers. Who is behind this? Are these deadly acts of sabotage connected to a fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to uncover the truth before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its ribbon-cutting on Thursday.
“A white-knuckled ride…with twists on every level…. I gulped it down.” —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times Bestselling Author
Linwood Barclay is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, and two thrillers for children. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw it Coming and his book The Accident has been made into a TV series in France. His novel No Time for Goodbye was a global bestseller. A native of Connecticut, he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha.