By Steve Berry
Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice division agent Cotton Malone is compelled right into a struggle for survival opposed to Aleksandr Zorin, a guy whose loyalty to the previous Soviet Union has festered for many years into an extreme hatred of the United States.
Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and one other ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper nonetheless embedded within the West, are headed abroad to Washington D.C. midday on January 20th—Inauguration Day—is merely hours away. A flaw within the structure, and a fair extra unsuitable presidential succession act, have opened the door to catastrophe and Zorin intends to use either weaknesses to their fullest.
Armed with a weapon leftover from the chilly battle, one lengthy considered only a delusion, Zorin plans to assault. He’s aided via a stunning mystery hidden within the files of America’s oldest fraternal organization—the Society of Cincinnati—a team that when lent out its army savvy to presidents, together with supporting to formulate 3 invasion plans of what was once meant to be America’s 14th colony—Canada.
In a race opposed to the clock that begins within the frozen extremes of Russia and finally ends on the White condominium itself, Malone must never basically conflict Zorin, he also needs to confront a crippling worry that he’s lengthy denied, yet which now jeopardizes every thing. Steve Berry’s trademark mixture of heritage and hypothesis is all the following during this provocative new mystery.
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The mount captain laughed heartily beneath his steel hel met, elbowing the sailor sitting next to him, then said in a deep voice, “You ain’t no newbie, sir. Don’t let Mr. Tremain fool you here, boys. ” “Maybe. ” The mount captain raised an open palm. “I know all about it. You submariners can’t talk about nothing. You’ve probably sunk more ships than Smitty here’s ever set eyes on, but you can’t tell us a lick about it. I know, I know, the silent service and all that hoo-hah! Well, don’t you worry none, Commander.
Blinking signal lamps ﬂashed from their superstructures as signalmen on the darkened bridges translated and relayed messages back and forth between ships. “The situation seems pretty cut-and-dry,” McCandles con tinued. “The Japanese are going to try to pull their troops off Vella LaVella tonight. I guess they’re ﬁnally going to give up that little scrap of an island. They’re all set to abandon it, but you know what that means, don’t you, Jack? It means they’ll leave Vella LaVella tonight and tomorrow we’ll ﬁnd them burrowed in on the next island up the Slot.
All obstruc tions had been long since cleared away, all potential obstacles to damage control parties stowed away, all watertight and ﬂood control doors fastened shut. Her three-hundred-odd sailors—some bedecked in bulky salt-stained life vests, some in cumbersome steel gray helmets, some shirtless—assembled SINK THE SHIGURE 31 at their various battle stations inside and out of the destroyer’s 376-foot hull, waiting anxiously for the inevitable encounter with the as yet unseen enemy. Like her two cohorts, the Chevalier was made for war, with nearly every piece of equipment above her waterline devoted to that end.