His country stands on the brink of chaos – failure is not an option.
The U.S. vice president’s motorcade is hit in a vicious, expertly planned attack that throws Washington, D.C. into chaos. Everyone assumes it’s ISIS – everyone but young FBI agent Jennifer Lin. She is certain that Russia is behind the strike.
Half a world away, military contractor Tom Locke has his own doubts about what happened. He suspects his former employer, Apollo Outcomes, might be involved. But why would the global security firm orchestrate an attack on US soil?
Locke discovers that a civil war has fractured Apollo. A rogue division has splintered off, led by an unprincipled former colleague who may have planned the attack himself. But Apollo couldn’t have pulled this off without help from inside the government, which means there must be a traitor high up in either the White House or the NSA.
But why? And who could be pulling the strings? Only Locke can get to the bottom of the conspiracy that traverses the globe, and blow it apart with one strategic strike before it’s too late.
In this pulse-pounding third action thriller for fans of Brad Thor and David Baldacci, hero Tom Locke, introduced in Shadow War and Deep Black, must stop traitors and ruthless mercenaries working together to overthrow the president.
Praise for High Treason
‘McFate just might be the next Tom Clancy, only I think he’s even better... The action is non-stop and shuttles back and forth between scary-believable and rollicking good fun. I read High Treason during a six-hour plane ride and the trip went by like the snap of my fingers’ – James Patterson
‘High Treason has brutal assassinations, shocking betrayals, even heated gun battles in the shadow of the White House. It had me breathless – from the sheer audacity of its storytelling to its breakneck pacing. It’s not to be missed!’ – James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Odyssey
McFate's uneven third Tom Locke novel (after 2017's Deep Black with Bret Witter) finds mercenary Locke still in hiding after Brad Winters, his onetime boss at the military security firm Apollo Outcomes, betrayed him. The assassination of the U.S. vice president brings Locke back into action. All evidence points to Islamic terrorists, though Locke is convinced Apollo Outcomes is behind the assassination. Locke joins forces with FBI agent Jennifer Lin, who suspects Russian involvement in the attack, and his loyal former compatriots on a mission to take down Winters and his rogue covert army. Army veteran McFate offers little of the usual authenticity, with Apollo Outcomes simply a shadowy organization that fortuitously provides advanced weaponry, armor, and clich d teammates. Lin has an intriguing background, but once she and Locke meet, she shrinks into a familiar girlfriend role, her story line with the FBI abruptly discarded. There's action aplenty to please series fans, but this entry falls short of the high standard set by its predecessors.