A renegade terrorist with a bottomless personal grudge against all things American targets the most visible symbol of American prestige and power one clear morning in Florida as NASA prepares to launch the Space Shuttle. This time the Shuttle carries a high-profile payload and a high-paying visitor on board as a guest, and astronaut Kenai Munro, FBI special agent Patrick Chisholm and U.S. Coast Guard Captain Cal Schyler are doing everything they can to help the launch go off without a hitch. Can one terrorist with a gift for mass murder subvert all the forces arrayed against him in a bid for recognition and revenge?
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award-winning author of one stand-alone thriller, fifteen Kate Shugak mysteries, four Liam Campbell mysteries, and three science-fiction novels, also occassionally writes for "Alaska" magazine. She spent two months on board the U.S. Coast Guard cutter "Munro" researching this novel, blogging daily about her experiences. In 2007, she was awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities by the governor of Alaska. Dana lives in Alaska, where she was born and raised.