A deadly virus. An over-populated world. An impossible decision. The clock is ticking to the end of the world; and we’re already at 10:59. The most important book you’ll read this year. An apocalyptic thriller with a difference, 10:59 by NR Baker will have you questioning everything – and everyone – you thought you knew. If you held the lives of those around you in your hands, who would you save? And could you live with sentencing others to certain death?
Washington DC. Dan Lovel, a former agent with the US Diplomatic Security Service, now lives off the grid and makes his living recovering stolen art and destroying counterfeits. A week before Christmas, his former DSS boss delivers a cryptic request from Astrid Desmarais, a World Bank executive whose life Dan once saved. “Please meet me. ” With the note is a reservation for him at the Ritz Carlton on Grand Cayman Island. Intrigued, Dan meets her and learns that she wants him to steal four books from the locked collection of “forbidden books” in a monastery in Prague, so that she can use their information to identify art expropriated by Napoleon and return it to its rightful owners.