“One of the best thrillers you'll read this year.”—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of—including himself—until a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East.
When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one...
The American technology consultant in business class is not who he says he is. Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac—though never trained to be a field operative—volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed.
Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue. Embarking on a harrowing journey through the mountains of Iran to the Persian Gulf and across Europe, Zac can only rely on himself. But even if he makes it out alive, the life he once had may be lost to him forever...
Zac Miller, the 28-year-old hero of Ricciardi's gripping first novel and series launch, is on his way to Singapore when one of the engines of the passenger plane he is on fails over Iran. The plane flies into prohibited airspace and lands at an airport in the small city of Sirjan. The Iranians are extremely upset because a secret nuclear facility is just minutes from Sirjan and no Westerners should be anywhere near it. Zac, in tourist fashion, snaps several pictures on the way into the terminal, where he's detained by security personnel. Nominally a technology consultant, Zac is really a CIA strategic weapons analyst, a substitute for the trained field agent who was supposed to be on the airliner. After several bouts of torture, Zac escapes and begins a run across land and sea, displaying plenty of resourcefulness during his dangerous journey. He eventually comes to realize that he's more suited to a career in the field than behind a desk. Thriller fans will look forward to his further adventures.)
Great start, incredible journey, hold your breath scenarios, office politics not withstanding.
Somehow missed this series until now but definitely starting on number 2. Really enjoyed this book.
Edge of your seat
Well it was a thrilling and painful ride but I bought the next book so there’s that!