In the second book in Nikki Owen’s electrifying Project trilogy, it’s clear that no matter how fast you run, the past always catches up with you.
Dr. Maria Martinez is out of prison, exonerated of a murder she still doesn’t remember. But even though she’s a free woman, she’s on the run.
A file exists, the contents of which could mean life or death for Maria. And members of the Project, the ruthless underground organization that framed her for murder, are after her because of it.
To escape their grasp, she must find the file and then retreat to the safety of her family home in Spain. Little does she know that this might be the most dangerous place of all, and that to survive, she’ll have to keep one step ahead.
“A must-have.” —Sunday Express (London)
“Author Nikki Owen keeps the tension running high in this satisfying new thriller…a nail-biter that promises a strong finish to this trilogy.” —Foreword Reviews
“An exhilarating roller-coaster ride of a novel with some truly surprising twists and turns—but what really made it stand out for me was the character at its heart. I can’t wait to see where Nikki Owen—and Dr Maria Martinez—will take us next.” —Catherine Ryan Howard, USA Today bestselling author
“[Maria faces] fierce battles, narrow escapes, and surprising revelations.” —Publishers Weekly
“This trilogy’s first novel won a strong following on social media, attracting readers with its strong suspense and the unique perspective of a protagonist with Asperger’s. Here, compelling vulnerability exposed by Maria’s quest to understand her childhood and the staccato-paced narrative promise to draw still more thriller and espionage fans.” —Booklist
Nikki Owen is an award-winning writer and columnist. She was a marketing consultant and university teaching fellow before turning to writing full time. As part of her degree, she studied at the acclaimed University of Salamanca—the same city her protagonist in the Project trilogy, Dr. Maria Martinez, hails from. Nikki has written for the Gloucestershire Gazette, the Citizen and Echo newspapers, and Weekend magazine, and currently still teaches creative writing classes and chairs events at literary festivals. Originally from Dublin, she now lives in Gloucestershire with her family.
January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.