The year is 1999. Following a failed attack on a USAF base, the leader of an emergent and radical Islamic organization is offered to the United States by his captors. Under political oversight in the persona of a beautiful and deadly female case officer and aided by an apostate cleric, a mothballed Air Force Special Operations unit designated Deep Recovery is tapped for the mission. Their task: quietly deliver a captured terrorist, held overseas, into American custody.
Blindsided by the scope of an opposing force drawn from the ranks of a fanatical cult of personality, Daniel Sean Ritter's mission intensifies once matters turn deadly. A simple detainee transfer then becomes a hunt for the most wanted man in the region.
Domestic and international political pressures erode their civilian leadership's resolve. Its operators in the field are left diminished and isolated, forced into a quandary of whom their government wishes to prevail ... and into the realization that true strength sometimes is found where there is no one to trust but oneself.
Approx. 81,900 wds. / 300 pp. print length
About the Author
Dale Amidei lives and writes on the wind- and snow-swept Northern Plains of South Dakota. Novels about people and the perspectives that guide their decisions are the result. They feature faith-based themes set in the real world, which is occasionally profane or violent. His characters are realistically portrayed as caught between heaven and earth, not always what they should be, nor what they used to be. In this way they are like all of us.
Dale Amidei's fiction can entertain you, make you think, and touch your heart. His method is simple: have something to say, then start writing. His novels certainly reflect this philosophy.