After causing the death of his daughter by trying an unapproved drug for her cancer, Jon Harper chucks everything and runs away from life. On a lonely Texas road he picks up a hitchhiker, Jessica Norton, who is also on the run, accused of murdering four of her colleagues, aides to a U.S. Senator who Jessica claims is not who he claims to be. She knows this because she hears a ‘voice’ in her head that seems to be guiding her to information that will answer all her questions, and that seems to have ‘guided’ her to Jon.
In a very short time, Jon finds that he does in fact have a purpose in life; protecting Jessica as she seeks answers, while eluding the law and the powerful hidden group that wants her dead. The two find themselves running across Canada and the wilderness of Alaska, learning to be hunters rather than the hunted, just steps ahead of powerful forces.
Wisdom Spring by Andrew Cunningham is a chilling thriller that goes behind the headlines and into the dark corridors of unchecked power at the highest levels. From a slow, dark start, the tension and pace ratchets up bit by bit and races to an explosive climax. Great summertime reading for people who like their action nonstop.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.