Two hours outside of Washington, D.C., is the mortuary for the U.S. government’s most top-secret and high profile cases. To work there, mortician Jim "Zig" Zwicharowski has one rule: never let a case get personal. But when a new body arrives - of young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter - Zig can't help himself. Zig’s discovery reveals a slight of hand being played at the highest levels of power - and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini and a cryptic message: "Nola, you were right. Keep running." Print run 200,000.