10 hours, 9 minutes
From the author of the bestselling WAYWARD PINES trilogy, a brilliantly mind-bending science-fiction thriller in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconsciousâ€”and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.
Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlieâ€”when his reality shatters.
It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason canâ€™t begin to fathomâ€”what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?â€”and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jasonâ€™s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.
When Jason awakes, heâ€™s in a lab, strapped to a gurneyâ€”and a man heâ€™s never seen before is cheerily telling him â€śwelcome back!â€ť
Jason soon learns that in this world heâ€™s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.
And someone is hunting him.
Is the life Jason remembers just some crazed dream? And can he survive long enough to discover the answers he needs?