From the bestselling author of FLASHFORWARD, a chilling thriller about the power of the mind.
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On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the nearest hospital, where a team of surgeons struggle to save his life.
At the same hospital, Professor Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories.
Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the President suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his own...
The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb has amplified and scrambled Professor Singh's equipment, allowing a random group of people from within the hospital access to one another's minds. And now one of those people can access the President's memories - including classified information regarding the upcoming military mission which, if revealed, could cost countless lives.
But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one - particularly as some of the people involved have something deadly to hide...
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