In Zack Ranes' debut novel, CIA analyst Trevor Cole, commuting to Langley from his Virginia country home, plunges off a rain-slickened bridge, and he is presumed dead. His wife, Hannah, having already lost one of her children, slides ever faster into the numbness of those who stop caring. Only the unflagging faith of her remaining children keeps the former champion steeplechase rider from hitting bottom. As events begin suggesting that Trevor might have survived the bridge incident, Calvin and Lindsey persuade their mother to believe again in the power of hope and trying. They finally open Hannah’s eyes to the second chances glimmering around them. Rejuvenated, she climbs back into life’s saddle and rides again, reclaiming her place over the powerful and unpredictable creature beneath her. Off balance at first, Hannah is soon discovering connections between her husband’s disappearance and a biological terrorism plot against the United States.