After two high-risk missions, CIA special agent John Wells is living on the edge, his nights filled with disturbing dreams. He knows he has no time for rest - and he has made many enemies.
But what happens next shocks him to the core. First, he is targeted by assassins sent by a psychotic arms dealer out for revenge. His girlfriend is left for dead. Then, in vengeful pursuit of his assailants in Moscow, he stumbles on a terrifying plot. Terrorists have successfully targeted Russia's nuclear complex and are planning an attack on America's shores.
With the clock ticking, Wells realises that to stand a chance of preventing it, he mustn't let a personal vendetta get in his way - the future of the West depends upon him.
Alex Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994, with degrees in history and economics. After working at The Denver Post he joined The New York Times in 1999. In 2003 he spent three months reporting on the occupation in Iraq. He lives in New York City. The first John Wells novel,The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author and was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.