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Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses. Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow. The President of the United States believes an alleged 30,000-year-old Sub-Saharan religious text called The Book of Catalyst identifies him as being of divine origin.

As Amanda operates her portion of the clandestine CIA Project Nightingale in a Tanzanian orphanage, she is attacked and chased by brutal killers called The Leopard and The Cheetah. Amanda has 48 hours to escape across the Serengeti Plain before the remaining vials of the cure expire. The Islamic State escalates attacks across the Middle East using freshly converted fighters from Africa. The American President, however, chooses not to deploy sufficient troops to save U.S. Special Forces, including Amanda's husband, assisting in the air war against ISIS.

As Amanda attempts to save the rapidly decomposing formula for the Ebola and HIV cures, she finds herself at the center of a clash between warring media titans, Jonathan Beckwith and Zhor al Rhazziq, who are following her every step toward the Olduvai Gorge, which some scientists claim to be the origin of human life.

About the Author

A.J. 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 three critically acclaimed novels, Sudden Threat, Rogue Threat, and Hidden Threat.

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. NBC’s Today Show featured General Tata’s career transition from the army to education leadership.

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. An avid surfer, he is married to Jodi and has two children, Brooke and Zachary.

Fiction & Literature
January 15
Washburn Books
TMG Distribution Services, LLC

Customer Reviews

Academy 3 ,


A story about faith, hope and intrigue. I couldn't put it down.

Florence Rome j ,


These are the only things that make me feel at peace

SoulDive00 ,

It's easy to get lost in the pages and could easily be a one sitting read.

Tata's thrilling account of some of the most active threats of today's world are vividly described in this top-notch novel. It's easy to get lost in the pages and could easily be a one sitting read. The details he gets into can only come from someone who's boots have been on the ground in high-risk situations and successfully navigated tough and complex missions. The thoughtful blending of terrorism (ISIS) and a medical crisis (Ebola) in a way that makes all too much sense will keep you locked in to this book . . . and wanting more. I already have my pre-order placed for the authors next work!

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