Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side-effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global super-power secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the end-game of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera, the super-volcano that could destroy America.
Deep Silence pits Joe Ledger against terrorists with bleeding-edge science weapons, an international conspiracy, ancient technologies from Atlantis and Lemuria, and an escalating threat that could crack open the entire Earth.
In the 10th and final volume of the Joe Ledger series (following 2017's Dogs of War), Capt. Joe Ledger and the rest of the top secret Department of Military Sciences face off against their greatest threat to date: a terrorist organization that has reverse-engineered ancient, alien technologies to develop a weapon capable of spreading madness and causing devastating earthquakes. As Joe's team races to prevent the destruction of America, political enemies manipulate events and public opinion to try to shut down the DMS for good. Maberry pushes his heroes to the breaking point in a nonstop, high-stakes, adrenaline-charged thriller, drawing deeply from previous adventures to make this one of Ledger's most personal battles to date. The final confrontation costs him dearly and sets up a new status quo for the future. Effortlessly blending cutting-edge science fiction, military action, and Lovecraftian horror into a memorable synthesis, Maberry delivers a story that starts strong and doesn't let up until the end. A familiarity with the rest of the series is advised, if not an absolute requirement, and fans will enjoy seeing Ledger risk everything to save the world yet again.
If you have read this series from the beginning you’ll know it was starting to be redundant. I love the characters and the author is one of my top 5 authors I have read consistently. Much like what John Sanford did with the Lucas Davenport character, Maberry is taking the characters we love into a new direction by the end of the book. Can’t wait to see where he takes us.