From School Library Journal
YA-- Several story lines intertwine to produce a contemporary, fast-paced political thriller. Jake Grafton, seen in Coonts's previous three novels, returns as a staff member for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is joined by Jack Yocke, a Washington Post journalist, and Harrison R. Ford, an undercover agent, and the threesome assists the administration in rescuing Washington, D. C. from chaotic and horrifying circumstances that result when a Colombian drug lord and his gunmen arrive in this country for trial. While these events are unfolding, a hired assassin carries out an intricate plan to kill President Bush and several top officials. Coonts has readers' complete attention throughout this incredible, yet strangely believable, tale. There are many well-drawn characters in the sprawling story, and he does an excellent job of weaving together plot and participants.- Nancy Bard, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA
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Jake Grafton races against time to extinguish a harrowing terrorist plot in Washington, D.C., and prevent all-out catastrophe from enveloping the nation in this thriller from New York Times–bestselling thriller author Stephen Coonts
When the psychotic Colombian drug lord Chano Aldana is extradited to the United States for trial, he brings his army of vicious mercenaries with him. And as Aldana’s hit men target the President of the United States, the capital is plunged into chaos that only veteran fighter pilot Jake Grafton can stop.
With the help of an investigative journalist and an undercover agent, Grafton must find the deadly assassins before they can strike again. But time is running out, and the future of the country hangs in the balance.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.