|Publication date||Oct. 28, 2008|
|Published by||Pocket Star|
| Preceded by|
The Vesuvius Prophecy
| Followed by|
Welcome to Promise City
Wet Work is the second original novel based on the series. It is set during the show's second season. Its plot concerns Tom and Diana's hunt for a rogue government assassin who uses her promicin powers to kill people.
In 1992, Lona Callahan, an assassin known as the Wraith, disappeared without a trace. 13 years later, Lona finds that she was abducted and returned, along with 4399 other people, with no memory of missing years. But when CIA agents try to pick Lona up for a long-overdue debriefing, she decides to go her own way. And Lona is surprised to discover she has an amazing power. But soon it becomes clear that she was given a purpose to fulfill. One that seems impossible to ignore.
Baldwin and Skouris get assigned to the case, when a CIA official is assassinated and fingers are pointed toward the Wraith. And the CIA opens up about who the Wraith is, in order to save other operatives from being killed by Lona. But capturing this 4400 won't be easy. Besides being a professional assassin, Lona has an incredible power that makes her faster than the eye can see.
Wet Work doesn't continue after the last season. Instead, the story takes place while Ryland is still director of NTAC.
See Also Edit
- The Vesuvius Prophecy the first book based on the series. It was released in June 2008. Set during the show's third season, the plot revolves around Maia's prophecy of the eruption of Mt. Rainier.
- Welcome to Promise City is the third book based on the series.
- Promises Broken is the fourth book based on the series and the second set after the end of the show. It concludes the saga of the 4400.