A brilliant DEBUT thriller about a highly intelligent but naive State Department intern who is targeted for death. Penny Kessler, a young intern at the U. S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, wakes up in a hospital to find herself at the center of an international crisis. The day before, the Embassy had been the target of a devastating terrorist attack that killed hundreds of Penny's friends and colleagues. Not only has a photo of Penny emerging from the rubble become the defining image of the event, but for reasons she doesn't understand, her bosses believe she's a crucial witness. Suddenly, everyone is desperately interested in what Penny knows. But what does she know?