When CIA agent Jordan Sandor attends a celebration for James O’Hara, the man who served as his commanding officer when he served with a Special Forces unit in Iraq, an explosion is unleashed by a terrorist cell, killing the guest of honor, numerous dignitaries, and severely injuring Sandor.
The Deputy Director of the Agency, knowing Sandor’s devotion to O’Hara, orders his agent to focus on his recovery, and to keep away from any independent investigation of the attack. During his recuperation, Sandor is visited by Howard Lerner, a friend he had not seen for years, and who also served under O’Hara. Now a successful international financier, Lerner is in serious trouble and believes Sandor is the one person who can help him resolve a dilemma with dangerous and far-reaching consequences.
Sandor puts aside the effects of his injuries, not to mention the warnings of his superiors, and sets off to help his friend in an unauthorized operation that soon intersects with the official inquiry into the explosion, as well as the international hunt for the terrorist cell behind that assault. Along the way Sandor has to deal with the murder of two of Lerner’s associates; a group of global currency traders who play outside the rules; the sabotage of the CIA’s drone missile program; and the kidnapping in the Middle East of a humanitarian mission that includes two of the world’s most famous celebrities.
Needing help as never before, Sandor calls upon his usual group of talented associates, as well as top CIA analyst Beth Sharrow, a former lover still willing to risk her life and career to help Sandor.
This is a page-turning story that blends suspense, action, intrigue and danger.