Tristan Shays is a shadow of the man he once was. Robbed of his memories, his career, and the woman he loves, he must learn his life’s work all over again. Blessed and cursed with the ability to see dangers before they happen, he travels the country, warning the victims before it’s too late. His only companionship comes from a man claiming to be his cousin—who acts like a friend but feels like an enemy.
Lost, confused, and deeply conflicted, Tristan is at war with his own nature, uncertain of whether he wants to spend his life saving strangers, or if they’re even worth saving. What’s more, answers about his painful quest—the only thing he truly wants—continue to elude him.
Through it all, one name haunts him—Karolena, the person who stole so much of his happiness and left him for dead. Each day brings him closer to their inevitable confrontation, but when the past is a blur and the truth is constantly being rewritten, how can Tristan possibly trust anyone but himself?
“Joel Pierson is a literary rock star in the making. His incomparable, irresistible Messenger series … has firmly planted him in the high ground of romantic modern fantasy. With his bullwhip pacing, sassy dialogue, and roller-coaster plotting, Pierson takes his place alongside Dean Koontz, Laurel K. Hamilton, and Charlaine Harris in the pantheon of thrill writers.”
—Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling coauthor
of The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury