Seven days and a lifetime ago, Joe Curtis was hitch-hiking along a road in America's heartland when a young couple stopped to offer him a ride. Joe hesitated a moment. Then, in a single, life-altering act, he climbed in. Within hours he was a man caught in a nightmare. And within days he was wanted for murder... So begins a chase across America that ends in The Last Sanctuary - a place as universal as our own worst nightmares. From the authror of The River Sorrow, hailed by New York Times as 'a haunting, highly original thriller' comes a harrowing portrayal of an innocent man accused of murder, plunged into America's dark underworld of armed militias and terrorist cults, running from cops, federal agents - and his own tortured soul.