People magazine described John Maxim's novel, The Shadow Box, as such a page-turner that readers may need to take blood pressure pills. The Chicago Tribune praised his wild plot twists and New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer raved, What more could any suspense reader want? With Haven, Maxim answers that question, delivering the most unforgettable read of his career.Elizabeth Stride has settled on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island to escape her past. Most of all, she wants to leave behind Martin Kessler -- a man who will always own a piece of Elizabeth's soul. But his love is a continuing reminder of what she once was: the Black Angel, a ruthless and efficient assassin...A young girl is about to be kidnapped from an exclusive Hilton Head tennis club -- a girl who unwittingly holds the key to a planned act of terrorism so horrific that a global conflagration could be the only result. By joining forces in her rescue, Elizabeth and Martin will put their fate in each other's hands one last time -- and decide once and for all whether they must live together or apart. In doing so they will also be drawn again into a violent struggle -- a secret war of fanaticism, greed and doomsday technology -- from which there will be no haven.With this new novel, John Maxim has delivered a thriller so moving and exciting that it is sure to establish him as a leading voice of suspense writing today.