Dozens of identical shoes have washed up on the beach in the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida. They appear completely ordinary but for one thing - each contains a crudely severed human foot.
A SEA OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.
Faced with an incomprehensible puzzle and ever more confusing pathology reports, the local police call on FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast for his expertise. But with no answers and endless possibilities they are left with only questions: What has happened, and why? Where have the feet come from? And are the victims still alive?
A FIENDISH CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.
Soon Pendergast finds himself entrenched in one of the most complex and inexplicable challenges of his career. A tangled web of evidence that spans seas and continents leads towards a dark Cold War secret and a powerful adversary. An adversary with a sadistic agenda and his sights on the perfect subject for his malevolent research...