Army Captain Devan Conner and Integrated Cyber Command intelligence analyst Alex Sheridan meet for the first time since a mission went terribly wrong two years earlier. Now they must put the past behind them to focus on a new assignment. The mission: Rescue a stranded CIA operative and deploy the latest counterterrorism software into the network of a Russian militant group.
As Devan and Alex begin to put their lives back together, a surprising twist in the Russia Investigation throws Lieutenant Colonel Mara Morrissey’s world into turmoil when a ghost from nearly thirty years ago comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, ICC Operations Director Payton Cardina finds that an old colleague with a grudge intends to ruin her career and will stop at nothing to succeed.
ICC Director Payton Cardina
was one of the creators of Olympic Games, otherwise
known as Stuxnet, to bring down Iran's enriched
uranium facility in 2005. The ICC has now uncovered a
plot by a terrorist group to reverse engineer and
repurpose it to bring down major automated systems
around the globe.
Well aware of the potential
catastrophic consequences if they don't stop the
attacks, Payton and her ace analyst, Alex Sheridan
must identify the terrorists before they strike. Once
located, will Lieutenant Colonel Mara Morrissey's team
be able to take them out before it's too late.
After renewing their vows and
a second honeymoon with the kids in Paris, Mara,
Payton, Devan, and Alex arrive home to another
challenge that hits close to home. Craig Courtney, the
man who literally plucked Devan off the streets when
she was fifteen and saved her life, comes to Fort
Meade with a desperate plea for Devan to help him find
his son, and his lover who have been identified and
targeted by the anti-gay police in the intolerant city
of Kingston, Jamaica.
Everyone knows if the men are
caught, they will face hard time in a labor camp or
possibly death. In a race against time, Alex connects
with the Rainbow Railroad, while Payton works her
contacts at the CIA, and MI6, as they pull out all the
stops to rescue the men and bring them home safely.
Meanwhile, Mara struggles to
come to terms with Payton again working with the woman
who nearly tore them apart five years earlier, while
at the same time, facing intolerance on her own base
when some of her colleagues discover and take issue
with the fact that she has taken Payton's last name.
Will the team find men in
time, and will Mara finally decide to throw in the
towel and leave the Army and the soldiers she loves