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A story of love, loyalty, and how far Donovan Nash will go to rescue Lauren . . . and save hundreds of thousands of lives
A CIA-operated jet on a clandestine mission disappears in Eastern Europe. No mayday, no wreckage, and no known survivors. No way to know if the top-secret extraction of a key American scientist from Slovakia, or his liberator, Dr. Lauren McKenna, code name Pegasus, are dead or alive.
Donovan Nash's precarious world is rocked when word reaches him that his wife, Lauren, is missing in Eastern Europe. Using his millions, and fueled by the fear of losing his wife, Donovan and company cut a swath through Austria and Hungary.
Desperate, Donovan leverages his lifelong secret to enlist an unlikely ally?one of his oldest friends?who may very well want him dead. As Donovan closes in on the truth, another, and more deadly, reality is revealed. A ruthless terrorist group has acquired a stealth aircraft with the ability to deliver a nuclear device. They are poised to strike?but where?
What started as a rescue turns into a full-throttle aerial chase. Will Donavan be able to rescue his wife, as well as prevent a nuclear catastrophe?
Perfect for fans of Daniel Silva and David Baldacci
While all of the novels in the Donovan Nash Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Seconds to Midnight
Speed the Dawn
In Donlay's uneven sixth Donovan Nash novel (after 2015's Aftershock), the Defense Intelligence Agency, which employs Nash's wife, Lauren, sends her on a secret mission to Slovakia to extract an old flame of hers, Daniel Pope, who apparently has been blackmailed into designing a stealth jet capable of delivering a nuclear weapon. When the plane Lauren is aboard crashes somewhere in Eastern Europe, she survives only to find herself a target of the very people who want to use Daniel's invention to commit a terrorist act. Donlay checks all the boxes of the genre: strong male lead (with an unlimited bank account, no less), capable friends with appropriate skills, and a lightning-fast pace. However, most of the characters are right out of central casting, and the excessive exposition can be jarring. Even so, Lauren is a standout, and she gives Nash a run for his money in smarts and determination; though Nash may be coming to her rescue, she doesn't need him to.