counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the
United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in
this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.
When an elderly professor at
Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture,
Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend
Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the
opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.
In the United States the
president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health
deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister behind his
questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting
between China, North Korea, and the U.S. And China has launched fighter
jets and a mega submarine vastly more sophisticated than any seen
before—military technology that leapfrogs anything the U.S. and Great
With the situation edging toward
an unthinkable abyss, Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet:
infiltrate the China and neutralize the source of their advantage . . .
or risk witnessing World War III.
“The sheer scope of this high-concept thriller, and the well-placed shocks throughout, make it Bell’s best effort to date. A perfect tale for
fans of plot-driven action-adventure and, especially, for the Cussler crowd.” —Booklist