After the attack on September 11, 2001, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before America would become a target once again. What we didn't know was that the weapon of mass destruction the terrorists would use was already in our midst, sleeping peacefully, much like the slumbering princess awaiting a kiss.This thriller dramatizes an actual security threat the CIA secretly investigated during the peak of the Cold War - that the Soviet Union's KGB had cleverly smuggled a nuclear bomb into the very heart of Washington, D.C. Only now it's in the hands of a band of Chechen rebels, led by Movladi "the Viper" Islamov, who's threatening to detonate the bomb unless his demands are met.The fate of the city rests in the hands of a disgraced deputy U.S. marshal, Wyatt Conway, who is reluctantly called into action by his FBI and CIA rivals because he was once a friend of Islamov's before the freedom fighter turned into an international terrorist.But to stop Islamov, Conway must trust Vladimir Khrenkov, a possibly corrupt Russian intelligence agent, and Kimberly Lodge, a skeptical CIA beauty. Conway suspects Khrenkov of being the man who executed a top Russian mobster whom Conway was guarding in the federal witness protection program. And the CIA's Lodge isn't all that certain Conway is capable of outwitting the terrorists and protecting the capital of the free world. With time running out, Conway must find a way to manipulate and expose Khrenkov, keep Lodge and her bureaucratic cronies off his back, and prevent Islamov from igniting the spark for Armageddon.
- Hardback | 334 pages
- 162.6 x 236.2 x 33mm | 657.72g
- 01 Jun 2005
- United States