An island paradise is taken hostage in a plot to spark global war in this "perfect summer read for thriller fans" by the New York Times bestselling author (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort just off Mexico's Pacific coast is the perfect getawayuntil gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their rooms and forced to submit to their captors' demands. But Grave and Bonneville are no ordinary vacationers. The Russian mercenaries who invade their bungalow receive a deadly surprise. And the two skilled operatives escape into the jungle.
It won't be long before the invaders turn this tropical paradise into a powder keg that will set off global chaos. Grave may be without weaponsand cut off from his usual tactical teambut he's never without resources. Bold action is the only solution. Like the scorpion, Grave must strike fast and hard.