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Cutting Edge A Novel.
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Tor, Forge (mass market) 2018/12
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A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen

Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down.

Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine.

The nurse who has been treating DeBolt is brutally killed by military-trained assassins. DeBolt is only saved when a bizarre vision guides him to safety. Soon other images appear, impossible revelations that are unfailing in their accuracy. As he runs for his life, DeBolt discovers he has been drawn into an ultra-secret government project. The power it bestows is boundless, both a gift and a curse. Yet one thing is certain: Trey DeBolt has abilities no human has ever known.

Author Notes

WARD LARSEN is a USA Today bestselling author and four-time winner of the Florida Book Award. His work has been nominated for both the Edgar and Macavity Awards. A former US Air Force fighter pilot, Larsen flew more than twenty missions in Operation Desert Storm. He also served as a federal law enforcement officer and is a trained aircraft accident investigator. His first thriller, The Perfect Assassin , is being adapted into a major motion picture by Amber Entertainment.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Larsen opens this high-energy thriller with the tantalizing line: "The second time he died was more difficult than the first." Petty officer Trey DeBolt, an Alaska-based Coast Guard rescue swimmer, regains consciousness in a remote seaside cottage in Maine after a horrific accident that has left him with a scar on the back of his head and no memory of how he got there. His nurse, Joan Chandler, tells him: "The surgery you had, Trey... it wasn't only to make you well. It was to make you different." Shortly afterward, DeBolt witnesses Chandler gunned down by a five-man team of trained assassins and realizes that he was the killers' real target. Thus begins a game of wits with his hunters and his dawning realization of just how "different" he has become. The plot has some truly surprising twists and turns, yet, for all the book's speed and excitement, the author also skillfully slips in some thought-provoking ideas on technology and greed. Readers will hope for a sequel. Agent: Susan Gleason, Susan Gleason Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.