The “Odd Couple” from Return of the Assassin, Proctor and Croft, are involved in a frantic chase against the clock as they pursue a man threatening to blow up Amsterdam if his demands for money are not met by a specific time. Hatch Lincoln, the international terrorist fighter, interrupts Melanie Croft’s vacation — richly earned after her bath of fire while tracking down some assassins hired to kill Hatch — and sends her after the man the media calls “The Mad Bomber of Amsterdam.” Since she is at Proctor’s house in Amsterdam, it seems like a slam-dunk assignment if the bomber keeps calling in his threats. But the bomber is more cunning than she expected and he sends her on a heart-throbbing dash all over Europe as time runs out. Proctor, the retired international assassin, must use all of his deadly experience to keep them both alive.
This is the third book in the series that began with Edge of Tomorrow, which introduced Hatch Lincoln, the premier CIA assassin during Reagan’s Cold War battles, who becomes the richest, most powerful man in the world. He uses all his power to help Mel track down the Mad Bomber of Amsterdam before the destruction of Amsterdam.