After 9/11 the US Government vowed that any similar attack on American soil would be thwarted, and the newly created Homeland Security knew that the only way to achieve this end was to have the very best intelligence. A group of elite officers from the police, the FBI and the CIA are recruited to form a special branch within the new organisation, operating in deep cover, their contact with each other and with other agencies strictly compartmentalised.
One of these is Brian Doyle, an NYPD detective, chosen for his dogged determination and deductive instincts - instincts which serve him and his masters well, because at the heart of the organisation is one person ruthlessly using the carefully gathered intelligence to unleash a biological attack across the United States.
And when Doyle does work out the truth it seems as though he is too late to stop it ...
"DuBois, known primarily for his Lewis Cole detective series, offers up a stand-alone thriller built around the threat of a massive anthrax terrorist attack. While the Twin Towers are still smoking, three intelligence officers meet to discuss averting future threats. They form secret units known as Tiger teams, drawing recruits from inside and outside existing government agencies. CIA officer Adrianna Scott, the head of Tiger Team Seven, announces to her crew of military and law enforcement experts that the U.S. will be hit big in approximately four weeks, though no one knows where or how. Points of view shift between the terrorists, who rush to implement their plan, and the good guys, who rush to stop the approaching horror but who have a mole buried deep within their ranks. The basic themes are familiar, but DuBois's execution is inventive, with plot twists good enough to keep readers whipping through the pages." -- Publisher's Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories.
His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois
His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" gameshow champion. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.
Cover art for this Kindle edition by Jeroen ten Berge. Visit his website at www.jeroentenberge.com.