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Leave No Trace

A National Parks Thriller

Author: A. J. Landau

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace


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The Statue of Liberty is the target of a terrorist attack, the first in a possible series of attacks, in this new series featuring Special Agent Michael Walker of the National Park Service.
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In a daring, brutal act of terrorism, an explosion rocks and topples the Statue of Liberty. Special Agent Michael Walker of the National Park Service is awakened by his boss with that news and sent to New York as the agent-in-charge. Not long after he lands, he learns two things - one that Gina Delgado of the FBI has been placed in charge of the investigation as the lead of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and two, that threats of a second terrorism attack are already being called into the media. While barred from the meetings of the Joint Task Force for his lack of security clearance, Walker finds a young boy among the survivors with a critical piece of information - a video linking the attackers to the assault.

As a radical domestic terrorist group, led by a shadowy figure known only as Jeremiah, threatens further attacks against America's cultural symbols, powerful forces within the government are misleading the investigation to further their own radical agenda.

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Minotaur Books



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"Leave No Trace is an expertly crafted gut-punch thriller. The action leaves you aghast, always guessing and very glad you read it. A.J. Landau takes no prisoners when it comes to high octane, fast moving storytelling." —Michael Connelly, creator of Bosch and The Lincoln Lawyer

"A breakneck-paced story with characters whom readers will be excited to see more of." —firstCLUE

"A great story and an intriguing issue... a solid winner!" —Lee Child

"An action-packed, coast-to-coast thrill ride, Leave No Trace will leave you breathless." —Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"From its opening barnburner of a shocker to its throat-clutching conclusion, Leave No Trace left me breathless. Don’t miss this debut—especially with its promise of more mayhem to come!" —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of Kingdom of Bones

"Landau explodes onto the scene with this breathless thriller that delivers breakneck action and high drama set against the awe-inspiring wonder of our national parks. A must read for anyone who loves suspense and national monuments." —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“A terrific thriller that includes fascinating research about our magnificent U.S. National Parks. Fact and fiction combined to make an excellent read.” –Karin Slaughter, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author

"Leave No Trace is an outstanding thriller, from its explosive opening to the final twist at the end. Highly, highly recommended!" —Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Pendergast series

"You know a story that begins with a terrorist attack on the Statue of Liberty is going to be a tense, edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and Leave No Trace by A.J. Landau is all that and more. This no-holds-barred, white-knuckle thrill ride grabbed me from the first page and held tight until the very end. More, please!" —Karen Dionne, author of the #1 international bestseller The Marsh King's Daughter and The Wicked Sister

"A gripping thriller with heart where ordinary people, as opposed to superheroes, go toe-to-toe with a ruthless band of terrorists." —J.A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author

"I barely had a chance to breathe while reading Leave No Trace, it was that exciting. The pacing is lightning speed and the expertise of the characters fascinating and completely believable. Bravo to A. J. Landau for pulling off a timely, pulse-pounding thriller!" —Tess Gerritsen

"Told in knife-sharp suspense, rich prose, and characters that resonate in a mirror reflection of today’s timely cultural issues, Leave No Trace is an investment in entertainment and a powerful social commentary." —Press-Republican

"This was an action-filled, smart, and seriously readable thriller... A.J. Landau is off to quite the start, and I can’t wait to see where we go with them next." —Mystery & Suspense

"This must-read thriller is addictive and engaging."Library Journal

"... an expertly plotted thriller that starts fast and only ramps up as the story unfolds. You might think you have this one figured out and know how it’ll end, but trust me, you don’t. Pre-order this one early and clear your schedule. You’ll thank me later." —The Real Book Spy

"One of the best books of the year." —Red Carpet Crash

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