Jake Travis tackles the mission of his life, and fulfills his hearts deepest desire, when he finally uncovers the fate of his sister. She was abducted from a Florida motel when they were both children. The "Matilda" case was never solved. "This heart racing thriller is just dripping with style." Florida Weekly The man who was once the primary suspect has washed up on a beach near Jake's home. He penned a confession just days before his mysterious death, admitting to killing the young girl. Jake suspects that the confession was forced and that DNA was tainted. He learns that powerful figures have a vested interest in keeping him in he dark. He will not be denied. Lane's entertaining mystery is a tour de force of emotion, intrigue, and his ever-present humor. Jake's vengeful quest propels him to the edge of world events and down a path of absorbing characters. Each serves as a stepping-stone on his journey, and is marred in some manner by their own tragic history. Jake must decide if he is free of his own past, or whether his fate was etched in stone years ago. With Kathleen's gentle guidance, he learns that the longest road leads to the beginning.