When Special Forces Colonel Zachary Garrett leads a team of commandos into an enemy base-camp inside forbidden Pakistan territory, the ensuing combat destroys his helicopter and all its occupants. After military officers notify his estranged daughter, 17-year-old Amanda Garrett, of her father's death, she is apathetic until they mention a $500,000 life insurance payout. But there's a catch: before she can collect her cash, Amanda must visit revered psychiatrist Riley Dwyer for counseling.
With his eyes on Amanda's coming bonanza, Spartanburg, SC bad-boy Del Dangurs keeps close tabs on Amanda and the long hoped-for windfall.
Meanwhile, Matt Garrett, Amanda's uncle, leaves his CIA post and arrives in Afghanistan to recover Zachary's remains. But first he leads a daring vengeance raid into Pakistan that results in a clue to Zachary's fate. With hopeful evidence in hand, Matt continues the search for his brother as physical reminders of him are being destroyed or attacked back home, including Riley, who holds her own secrets close.
The story alternates between thrilling combat scenes in Afghanistan and Pakistan as Matt pursues his brother's fate and attempts to complete a politically sensitive mission while Amanda races to uncover the truth about her father.
"Vince Flynn and Brad Thor better watch out." -- Author Magazine
"An explosive, seat-of-your-pants thriller! ...terrifying and timely - Read it!" --W.E.B Griffin and W.E. Butterworth IV, #1 NY Times bestselling authors
"Topical, frightening, possible, and riveting." --James Rollins, NY Times bestselling author of THE DOOMSDAY KEY
"Powerful and timely book. Great stuff!" --John Lescroart, NY Times bestselling author of A PLAGUE OF SECRETS
"Riveting entertainment at its best!" --The Military Writers Society of America
"Every military thriller writer wants to be compared to Tom Clancy, but to be called better? That's what A.J. Tata is hearing ... very realistic." --Paul Bedard, U.S. News & World Report"
“AJ Tata is the new Tom Clancy. ... Electrifying." --Brad Thor, #1 NY Times bestselling author of FOREIGN INFLUENCE
About the Author
A.J. "Tony" Tata is a career paratrooper and infantryman. Retiring as a Brigadier General, he commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. A West Point graduate and Harvard University National Security Fellow, he is the award winning author of five critically acclaimed novels, Sudden Threat, Rogue Threat, Hidden Threat, Mortal Threat and the National Bestselling, Foreign and Domestic. He was also a writer in Glenn Beck's New York Times Bestselling Miracles and Massacres. Tony has been a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CBS News, and The Daily Buzz. Jane Pauley featured General Tata's career transition from the military to education leadership on The Today Show and in her book Your Life Calling. He served as Chief Operations Officer for Washington, DC, Public Schools and then as the superintendent of Schools in Raleigh-Wake County, North Carolina, the sixteenth largest school district in the nation. Most recently, Tony served as the Secretary of Transportation for the state of North Carolina.