A rising star in the CIA, Erin Baker is driven by a tragedy from her past. When she was a child, her eight-year-old sister, Claire, was kidnapped. Though Claire was miraculously found, she was changed forever. As was Erin, who now just might get what she's always wanted most: the chance to make a difference in someone's life. But she must be willing to risk everything she holds dear. A covert officer overseas, Erin now works in the US for the world's most sophisticated intelligence-gathering organization. But her life takes an unexpected turn when she spots an ice cream vendor performing magic tricks for kids. She has seen this man before - the day her sister disappeared. Obtaining access to records few are allowed to see, Erin pries open her sister's now cold case. With her arsenal of data banks and espionage techniques, Erin hopes to finally bring a criminal to justice. When a boy disappears near her home, Erin is certain there is a link between the two cases. She meets Alec Donovan, an FBI agent on the hunt to find the missing child, whose record for locating missing children is exceptional.
Suddenly Alec and Erin find themselves on a desperate pursuit - from the streets of America's most peaceful neighbourhoods to a horrifying underworld where children are stolen and trafficked. And as they get closer to the truth, they make their own lives, and the lives of everyone they love, into perfect targets for a killer. With its deeply drawn characters, relentless pace, and powerful depiction of human courage in the face of danger, Out Of Reach is a gritty, terrifying novel of a nerve-wracking race against time.
Patricia Lewin lives with her husband outside Boston. This is her second novel.