The final days of the American presence in Afghanistan bring Adam Hayes a summons he can't ignore in the latest electrifying thriller from the world of Robert Ludlum.
Adam Hayes has stepped away from the field for the last time. He's promised his wife that he won't put his life on the line any more, and there's nothing that will make him break a promise to his wife.
Well...almost nothing. With America withdrawing from Afghanistan and the Taliban closing in, Abdul Nassir reached out to his old friend. Ten years ago, he saved the American's life, and the time has come for repayment. The Afghan is desperate to flee his homeland. Like most of his countrymen, he is petrified by the Taliban takeover, but he also can't trust the Americans. He’s the only eyewitness to a massacre committed by a rogue team of CIA contractors. Not only can he identify the butcher who directed the bloodbath, he also has photographic proof. He’ll only be safe when those pictures are made public.
Now, there’s just one man he can trust to get him to safety--Adam Hayes.
Set in 2021, Hood's hard-hitting fourth contribution to this spin-off series from the late Ludlum's Jason Bourne franchise (after 2022's The Treadstone Transgression) finds Adam Hayes, no longer an operative for the CIA unit Treadstone, working as a private security contractor in Mumbai, where he gets a call from Abdul Nassim, the Afghan army captain who saved his life 10 years earlier. Nassim has evidence—a photograph and a thumb drive—that an American CIA paramilitary officer, Dominic Porter, has been selling American weapons to the Taliban, but Porter is on to Nassim and will kill him and his wife and three children if Hayes can't get them all out of Afghanistan fast. Hayes heads into the chaos of the Afghanistan war's final days on an against-all-odds rescue mission. Because he's no longer allied with Treadstone, he's on his own, and it's a long grueling battle from beginning to end as he's pitted against the treasonous Porter as well as the deadly commander of the Taliban elite Blood Unit. Treadstone fans will get their money's worth.