Imprisoned in Nicaragua, an NFL star must escape to the United States to warn the government of an impending terrorist attack—before the sinister forces of the international intelligence community silence him forever
Jamie Skylar is not a political man. His life has always been about football, and that single-minded dedication was justified when, after he finished setting school rushing records at Brown, the New York Giants gave him a lucrative contract to join their crew of bruisers. But more important to him than football is his sister, and she needs him now. An American undercover operative masquerading as a journalist in Central America, Beth has just learned of the Nicaraguan army’s plans for an attack inside the United States, codenamed Operation Thunder Clap. She invites her brother to visit her, intending to have him smuggle out the government’s sinister plans. But when she is murdered and Jamie is imprisoned, the running back will need all his strength to escape and warn the United States. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
With a relentless pace that builds to an intensely charged resolution, this thriller succeeds even though Land repeats the same tricks he's employed in earlier works like The Gamma Option . Jamie Skylar is baffled by his sister Beth, who is living with Jose Riaz, a former Sandinista executioner; but when she begs Jamie for help, he's off to Nicaragua. When Riaz and Jamie are away for the day, assassins (apparently Contras) slaughter Beth and the rest of the household. Riaz pursues vengeance by directing a terrorist attack within the U.S.; Jamie, imprisoned by local authorities, escapes with the aid of Chimera, an enigmatic woman sent to kill him. Jamie learns that Beth was with the CIA and that her death is tied to an unexplained explosion at an Australian weapons plant. With his own life still in danger, Jamie flees to safety in the U.S. and Chimera follows the mystery to Australia. In their adventures, each discovers that the force manipulating events is a conspiracy to discredit the current U.S. government and influence an upcoming election. The two meet again when the Nicaraguans take the young students of an American school hostage; trapped on the campus and cut off from the rescue forces, Jamie and Chimera must warn the police of deadly traps.