A Puzzle with a Violent Solution
by Dan Grant
Pub Date 13 May 2019
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THIRTEEN ACROSS. Seven stops. Seven sets of clues. A race against time. Covert medical research. Will FBI Special Agent Kate Morgan survive it? It starts with an unfolding puzzle and Thirteen Across.
Kate Morgan is on an Orange line train when it is bombed. Phillip Barnes has made his attacks on the nation’s capital personal. Thirteen Across is an ominous sign of the events to come. Kate finds herself thrust into the center of a grander conspiracy.
Barnes reveals an unfolding puzzle—its challenge charts a course, one that expires at midnight. Puzzle solutions and destinations expose a dark past built on illegal human research and a quest for the Perfect People Initiative. Kate must log the tours. She’s charged with saving those that she can. If she survives, the final destination is a place for Kate to atone for her past sins. She’s murdered a killer’s family, and there are consequences for that.
The FBI brings in real-life puzzlemaster, Will Shortz, to riddle out stops, while Kate works the frontlines to save seven victims. Each stop is meant to cause pain and torment, yet reveal secrets.
The clock starts at the Foggy Bottom Metro station and ends seven stops later. What Kate thinks she knows about her past is tested as is her ability to survive her trials.
Dan Grant delivers another edge-of-your-seat story that keeps you guessing. Crosswords? Puzzles? Super soldiers? It’s more than that. Thirteen Across is an intricate thriller that exposes disturbing medical research in the form of a deeper revelation. The story draws on unique landmarks and locations set inside Washington, DC. Seven stops. Seven destinations. How will FBI Special Agent Kate Morgan survive? Read to find out.