“For land distribution to succeed,
one-tenth of the peasants must be destroyed.”
Chairman Mao, Communist Party, China, 1948
“He’s gonna destroy two centuries of democracy in two years.”
Secret Service Agent-in-Charge Charles Krueger,
United States, Present day
“He finished his beer and left, an uneasy feeling in his gut at the state of the union
and the state of the White House.”
Agent Dain Ryder, Secret Service, United States
Dain Ryder has been commissioned by the President of the United States to join a task force that includes agents from China to uncover the person or persons behind recent attacks on United States soil. What Ryder does not know is the situation goes much deeper than suspected.
Dain communicates with his Chinese counterparts Jimmy and Lian becoming suspicious of Lian, as he gets closer to solving the problem. Meanwhile, Ryder framed for two murders, must race against time in revealing the mastermind behind the chaos without being apprehended.
There are several twists in this novel and an interesting plot. I had to re-read a few paragraphs or two to comprehend what just happened (a good thing). I enjoyed reading a book that is not normally my genre of espionage and double agents.
The plot kept me reading with some excitement to learn what the next turn of events would bring. I never solved the big picture until it was revealed because the person behind it all was not who I had picked out.
I recommend to persons who love the political espionage genre and solving mysteries. I received this book from Book Crash reviewers program in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines.