After learning that an Iranian scientist is in the process of developing nuclear weapons on Iranian soil, all-but-forgotten spymaster Stewart Banquo initiates a rogue special operation. With the assistance of his most trusted agent, Robert Wallets, Banquo recruits Peter Johnson, a dissolute, morally bankrupt liberal news journalist, to travel to Iran. Johnson poses as a sympathetic reporter writing a piece on the countrys nuclear facilities. His mission: to kill the scientist. Like many elaborate plans, Johnsons assassination attempt goes awry. The journalist falls into Iranian hands and is tortured to confessa staggering security crisis for the United States. Aided by Wallets and the battle-hardened Marjorie Morningstarthe CIA operatives who trained himJohnson escapes from Iran. Now back in the United States, Johnson helps Banquo and his CIA cohorts lead a team of federal agents and New York City officials in tracking down a group of suspected Iranian terrorists in New York who are planning to commit nuclear terrorism by dispersing a highly radioactive material throughout the city streets and subways.
When Johnsons only daughter is kidnapped by the Iranians, he and Banquo must race against time to save her...and the City of New York.
Rich Lowry graduated in 1990 from the University of Virginia, where he studied English and history. He was named editor of "National Review" in 1997. He has written for the "New York Times," the "Washington Post," the "Wall Street Journal," the "Los Angeles Times," and a variety of other publications. He is a syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel. His book "Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years" was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives in New York City.Keith Korman is a graduate of Friends' Seminary in New York City and Hobart College in Geneva, New York. A literary agent in his family's firm, Raines & Raines, he has represented a wide variety of authors in both fiction and nonfiction for the last thirty years. His previous works include "Swan Dive," "Archangel," and "Secret Dreams." He lives in upstate New York.