'On September 11, we will destroy one of your cities with a nuclear weapon.'
A nuclear warhead disappears. A chilling broadcast follows. A country waits in fear.
Yet the broadcast deceives. And, with the world's eyes fixed on America, the true target is dangerously exposed. Agent Brooke Chandler senses the decoy and raises his concern. His superiors are not prepared to listen.
Unless he can convince them, one cataclysmic flash of light will signal a dark new dawn of civilization.
Richard North Patterson is the author of fifteen novels - including Balance of Power, The Race and Eclipse - eight of which were consecutive international bestsellers. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, and he has also served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Richard lives in San Francisco with his partner, Dr Nancy Clair.