“Chillingly authentic...a riveting tale only a true insider could tell...cunningly plotted and richly detailed with off-the-books tradecraft, this will be the go-to novel for intelligence professionals and special operators: a noteworthy debut!” —RALPH PETERS, Fox News Strategic Analyst and author of Cain at Gettysburg
“Captain Chris Teller is a skilled and experienced intelligence professional who doesn't always follow the rules. But he may be our best chance of stopping a bunch of bad guys so vicious they make Al Qaeda look good. Shaffer is a professional who understands how the military and intelligence agencies work - and sometimes don't work. What they do and how they do it is an important part of this great story.” —LARRY BOND
“Shaffer combines more than 25 years of experience in the intelligence community with a background in the military, and the authenticity shows in his first novel. … With just one book, Shaffer and Keith have added another must-follow hero for fans of covert-ops thrillers by Dalton Fury, Vince Flynn, and Brad Taylor. Teller can be a bit of a callous jerk at times, but what he lacks in subtlety, he more than makes up for in a kind of Jack Reacher instinct for taking the right action at the right time.” —Booklist
LT. COL. ANTHONY SHAFFER, retired, is a Bronze Star Medal recipient and a CIA-trained senior intelligence operations officer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the intelligence community. He is a Senior Fellow and Special Lecturer at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, D.C., and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Operation Dark Heart.
William H. Keith is the author of more than one hundred and fifty titles, including short stories, nonfiction, and ninety-one novels. His work includes geopolitical technothrillers, historical military fiction, alternative military history, and military science fiction. A former navy hospital corpsman, he lives in western Pennsylvania.