Drawing on his experience as a combat-decorated Marine and as the counterterrorism coordinator for the United States, North has penned another tale of captivating intrigue. Marine Lt.Col. Peter Newman is preparing for a clandestine mission to find Iraqi nuclear weapons when his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem. Israel is planning a preemptive strike on Baghdad, but Iraq races to attack Israel first. Newman must choose to complete his mission or abandon it to find his wife, while the world is left in fear.