A crime thriller with a science fiction edge to it, in which Lawyer Patrick Bradaigh had it all -- the perfect life, wealth, beautiful wife, and children -- until he got involved with the mafia. By the time he realizes his mistake, it's too late. There is no going back, and he's been warned: if he makes a misstep, he'll be paying in blood. With the hopes of keeping his family safe, he starts compiling secret records of all the mafia's dirty dealings in his safe at home. Patrick's wife refuses to hand over the documents and ends up brutally murdered. Years pass before he sees his chance to exact revenge. While on vacation, he meets a marine biologist who explains she is conducting cutting edge research on iguanas for NASA. The iguana has the unique ability to stay underwater for an extraordinarily long time, and NASA hopes to harness a similar technique to send astronauts into deep space. Now, Patrick knows what he must do. Somehow, he must lure mafia members into seclusion, where he will induce iguana-like hibernation-indefinitely. With tricky political maneuvering and romance that crosses dangerous boundaries, this thriller will keep you guessing about who actually has the upper hand.
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