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by Sean McFate

Pub Date: June 9th, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-06-284365-4
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

A military contractor must unravel the mysterious assassination of the U.S. vice president.

With extensive military experience in the 82nd Airborne Division and as a private contractor, McFate brings reliable authenticity to this next book about Tom Locke. While in exile in Israel, Locke learns that the American vice president was killed during an elaborately coordinated attack. Although most experts consider it an act of Islamic terrorism, Locke immediately suspects it's the handiwork of his former employer, a company of mercenaries known as Apollo Outcomes. To confirm his suspicions, Locke must get back inside his old company. But that means putting his life in the hands of former teammates who may have dubious loyalties. At the same time, renegade FBI agent Jennifer Lin has her own questions about the assassination. She immediately sees the imprint of an intricate Russian operation and, using her experience working in organized crime along with immense martial arts skills, starts an off-the-books investigation through a maze of underworld connections. Now, Lin and Locke must plow through the possible suspects, who include high-ranking Cabinet members, the Russian Mafia, and rogue mercenaries. Along the way, the reader is treated to a story bouncing from one action sequence to another.

A realistic tour through political intrigue mixed with plenty of excitement from the frontline operators.