From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new storiesâ€”provocative, funny, disturbing, enchantingâ€”that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit.
An original short story by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future.
For David, what should have been a peaceful journey home on the Friday evening commuter train, rapidly descends into terror and madness. Who is the mysterious, pale lifeless-looking woman sitting opposite him on the train?
2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: A collection of 17 short stories ranging from the sublime to the unforgivably ridiculous, including: The Trial Of Santa Claus, where the jovial guy in red faces charges of cruelty to children...