"Brilliant...the surprises begin early and continue until the very last page. But Abandon is not merely an exciting thriller with a terrific plot and gangbuster ending; the writing here sings; the characters live; and the universal themes of greed and evil resonate long after the final sentence." --John Lescroart
"Written with the breathless grace of a Western sunset, Abandon is more than a nonstop thriller--it's a riveting morality tale that will haunt you well past the final pages. Evocative, impassioned, and damn near impossible to put down." --Marcus Sakey
"Abandon is terrific...a great storyteller hitting his stride." --Lee Child
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found.
One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, twenty miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.
Revised edition: This edition of Abandon includes editorial revisions.