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The Rising

The Rising

A Novel

Heather Graham and Jon Land

Tor Books


From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising.

Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.

Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career.

When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him.

Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.

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“ALL RIGHT, VISITING CAPTAIN, the call is yours.”

Alex Chin watched the referee toss the ceremonial coin into the air, watched it spiral downward upon the St. Ignatius College Prep turf...

Praise for The Rising

“A twist on every page. Hair-raising surprises galore.” —Sandra Brown

The Rising will blow your mind. A great read.” —Douglas Preston

“A classic in the making.” —James Rollins

“A slambang, can’t-put-it-down thriller!” —Lisa Scottoline

“A mind-blowing, thrill-a-minute ride.” —Tess Gerritsen

“Completely unique. Completely engrossing.” —Brenda Novak

“Nail biting tension, high-voltage action, heartbreak, and hope.” —Meg Gardiner


Reviews from Goodreads

Heather Graham and Jon Land

HEATHER GRAHAM is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than one hundred novels and novellas, including American Drifterand Heart of Evil. Her many award include RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet.

JON LAND is the USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. His Caitlin Strong series includes two International Book Award winners, Strong Rain Falling and Strong Darkness, which both won International Book Awards and USA Best Book Awards.

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