They warned Elena Petrova, a journalist, to drop her story. She didn't. They raped her. She didn't give up. They killed her and buried her body where no man could find it. Unfortunately for them, one man did.
Special Forces operative Zeb Carter is back. This time it's personal.
Zeb Carter discovers the woman's body in a remote part of the country, while on vacation. The body cannot be identified. No one comes forward to claim it. No missing women match it.
He is prepared to leave the investigation to the authorities when he is asked to leave town.
Zeb Carter is a deep black agent with a U.S. government agency that officially doesn't exist. He hunts terrorists, international criminal gangs, drugs and people traffickers. He shuts down threats to U.S. national security.
In his business, back off is an order he issues.
He decides to get involved and enters a battlefield where his enemies are ruthless, well-trained, several steps ahead of him, and anonymous. They want him stopped. They want him dead. He doesn't know why.
He has come up against powerful and shadowy enemies before. He has faced down lethal assassins and terrorists. He has worked in hostile territory.
He has never come up against anyone like The Man, that too, in his own country.