Patrick Robinson’s newest novel deals with the ultimate dread of the United States military – in the opening chapter a liberal-leaning Appeal Court judge liberates four of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists on earth from Guantanamo Bay. The CIA field officers track them back to Pakistan’s North West Frontier mountain range, but disaster overtakes them and the four men vanish, only to rejoin the dark and mysterious forces trained by Osama bin Laden high in the Hindu Kush. These are men with hatred in their hearts, hatred of the United States and Great Britain, and they are sworn to hit back at the USA, which imprisoned so many of their High Command.
A fateful communication from the mountains of the Afghan side of the border is intercepted by Britain’s secret surveillance station on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Al-Qaeda is almost certainly planning a brand new hit on the US mainland. The CIA is at its wits end – all their dread coming home to roost.
Right here the retired Navy SEAL, Lt. Commander Mack Bedford is called in to assist on one of the most highly classified missions ever launched from CIA headquarters. Bedford names his price, and once more, his nobility is spun into a breathtakingly fast action novel.