THE CROWS ARE GATHERING. WAR IS COMING.
For years, every intelligence agency in the world has been chasing the elusive terrorist known only as The Moroccan. But when James Hicks and his clandestine group known as the University thwart a bio-terror attack against New York City and capture The Moroccan, they find themselves in the crosshairs of their own intelligence community.
The CIA, NSA, DIA and the Mossad are still hunting for for The Moroccan and will stop at nothing to get him. Hicks must find a way to keep the other agencies at bay while he tries to break The terrorist and uncover what else he is planning.
When he ultimately surrenders information that leads to the most wanted terrorist in the world, Hicks and his team find themselves in a strange new world where allies become enemies, enemies become allies and the fate of the University - perhaps even the Western world - may hang in the balance.
Can Hicks and the University survive an onslaught from A MURDER OF CROWS?
McCauley's mildly diverting sequel to 2015's Sympathy for the Devil continues the story of intelligence operative James Hicks, who works for the super-secret agency known as the University. The group was established by President Eisenhower to work under deep cover and supply intelligence to more well-known agencies. In the present day, Hicks's capture of a Moroccan terrorist, Mehdi Bajjah, puts the University in danger of being exposed. He goes on the run from the Defense Intelligence Agency as well as the CIA and the NSA. The University's primary piece of technology is their optimized mechanical and network integration (OMNI) protocol, which allows their operatives to eavesdrop on any phone in the world and hack into any computer anywhere. OMNI is so powerful that anytime a University player gets in trouble, good old OMNI is there to bail that person out, significantly lowering the suspense level. Bajjah's confession leads Hicks along a convoluted path to the super-terrorist Jabbar and a lukewarm confrontation.