The series that started it all!
In this powerful follow-up to his action-packed thriller The Kill Clause, Gregg Hurwitz, the new maestro of pulse-pounding suspense, ratchets up the excitement with another sensational page-turner featuring Tim Rackley, a driven lawman motivated by honor, morality, and a deep sense of justice.
Called back into the fold of the U.S. Marshals Service, Tim is tasked with retrieving Leah Henning, the daughter of a powerful Hollywood producer, from a mind-control cult. As Tim wends his way deep undercover into an insidious operation called The Program, he confronts a brand of mind-warping manipulation beyond his worst expectations.
Tim becomes enmeshed with a diverse band of characters—from the charismatic, messianic leader T. D. Betters to a cult reject burnout to the intelligent yet highly vulnerable Leah herself—and finds himself caught in a shadowy landscape of lies, manipulation, and terror. At stake: innocent minds—maybe even his own.
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, and Troubleshooter. He holds a B.A. in English and psychology from Harvard University and a master's degree from Trinity College, Oxford University. He lives in Los Angeles.
“Hurwitz has been tapped as a younger, hipper Grisham…he certainly delivers in terms of pure, propulsive readability.” — Washington Post
“Grounded in character and believable detail, Hurwitz’s thriller engages on every level.” — Publishers Weekly
“Fascinating…intriguing…Filled with well-drawn characters, meticulous research and pulse-pounding action…easily one of the best thrillers of the year.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“A cut above the usual thriller, with a cast of intriguing and complex characters who never fall into stereotype.” — Capital Times
“Extraordinarily satisfying...A gripping read from start to finish.” — Booklist
“Hurwitz again shows that he is a remarkable crime fiction writer, a solid member of the genre’s top echelon” — Mystery News
“A white–knuckle journey…A compelling, riveting, dead–smart thriller…If you haven’t discovered Gregg Hurwitz yet, get to a bookstore!” — Janet Evanovich
“Tough, true, well–written, and memorable as Hell. Dray and Tim Rackley are uniquely believable and sympathetic heroes.” — James Patterson
“Thriller writing at its best…taut, energetic prose that sucks you in and holds you till the very last page.” — Tess Gerritsen
“THE PROGRAM is pure nail-biting, stay-up-all-night suspense. Gregg Hurwitz rocks.” — Harlan Coben
“Gregg Hurwitz handcuffs you to his story and holds your emotions hostage. Once you enter THE PROGRAM, there’s no leaving.” — Ridley Pearson
“A rip–roaring thrill ride… A stick to your fingers read by a novelist at the top of his game.” — Stephen J. Cannell