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Published by: Ballentine Books
Release Date: August 31, 2004
Alec Buchanan is about to leave his job on the Chicago police force to return to his roots in Boston. He has only three weeks left, but before he goes, he's given one last assignment - guard Regan Hamilton Madison, a member of a prominent Chicago family who owns a worldwide chain of hotels. Regan, it seems, attended a seminar where she participated in an exercise that required her to list all the negative people she'd eliminate from her life if she could - and now the people on her list are dying.
Alec resolves to put in his three weeks and move on, but he soon discovers that remaining detached when it comes to Regan is his toughest assignment of all.