Air Force One meets The Fugitive in the second pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Altar of Bones.
Secret Service Agent Rory Calhoun has the dream assignment of her career—protecting the President of the United States. Until early one morning, during a diversionary attack by a radio-controlled model plane, the President vanishes right out of the Oval Office, seemingly into thin air. Was President Jackson Boone kidnapped? Or did he orchestrate the disappearance himself?
As the White House launches into damage control, they are hit with a second blow. The president's daughter—a freshman at a New England university where days before a Nobel-prize winning physicist was brutally tortured and murdered—is also missing.
Later, a devastating earthquake and tsunami strike Lisbon, Portugal, and an increasingly desperate White House is finding it harder and harder to keep a lid on the President's disappearance. And to make matters worse, a presidential sex scandal suddenly explodes in the media. Not only is Rory’s career on the line, but during the last couple of months, she and President Jackson Boone have been slowly and inexorably falling in love. As she goes back over the last forty-eight hours, one unusual thing jumps out at her: an off-hand request by the president to his staff to find out everything they can about something called the Pandora Effect….