CIA operator and retired Army Delta Commander, Colonel Garrett McCloud, a guilt ridden and grieving father is given authorization to hunt down the terrorist leader that destroyed two international airliners, including the one that carried his own 6- year old son four years earlier. That authorization is secretly given by a ridiculed President seeking redemption for his past act of weakness that ultimately led to the same terrorist being allowed to go free and kill again. The President must now deal with a much greater threat posed by the same terror leader who has somehow acquired the means to kill tens of thousands of Americans in the US homeland.
McCloud is a torn and internally conflicted character. His son's death cost him his marriage and his relationship with his daughter. Bitterness over his country's failure to respond ended his promising military career and earned himself a reputation as a rouge operator within CIA, and eventual exile into a benign agency field job. The new threat now posed by the same terror group has resulted in his recall to Washington. Evidence that the terror leader has an unidentified ally and financial benefactor within the US government only intensifies the threat. McCloud must attempt to balance his distrust of this White House, that he suspects may be setting him up as a scapegoat if his operation should fail, with his desire for revenge and his own search for redemption.
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About the Author
Following active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Robert Taylor served as an intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency, Middle East Division. He subsequently served as policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of International Security Affairs, Near East South Asia Division, and on Capitol Hill for several U.S. Senators. He currently resides in Virginia with his family, just outside of Washington D.C.