Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president.
A blockbuster thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sam Bourne.
The unthinkable has happened...
The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford `Mac' McNamara.
When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.
Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the President - and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the President and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant - or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?
Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland, who writes a weekly column for the Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. He served for four years as the Guardian's Washington correspondent, covered the 2016 US election campaign and is a widely respected commentator on American affairs. His previous five internationally bestselling novels have sold over 2 million copies and been published in over 30 languages.