To save an innocent friend, soldier and spy Jim Chapel will risk his own life and reputation to stop a deadly conspiracy from threatening the country in this relentless, non-stop action adventure from the author of the acclaimed thrillers Chimera and The Hydra Protocol.Read more...
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To save an innocent friend, soldier and spy Jim Chapel will risk his own life and reputation to stop a deadly conspiracy from threatening the country in this relentless, non-stop action adventure from the author of the acclaimed thrillers Chimera and The Hydra Protocol.
Jim Chapel pledged his life to protect his country from its enemies. But now, the one-armed Special Forces soldier turned spy is on the wrong side of the law. The person he trusts most in the world, the brilliant hacker known only as Angel, is suspected of terrorism. When his boss calls for Angel's arrest, Chapel--certain it's a frame job--has only one option: to go rogue.
To protect Angel--a woman he's never actually met--Chapel must clear her name. But first he has to find her, before a deadly Marine sniper, a drone aircraft gone feral, and the entire intelligence community closes in. With the aid of old friends and his ex-lover Julia, the search to find who framed Angel leads Chapel deep into the dark and lethal underbelly of the covert intelligence world . . . to a conspiracy with deep roots that shocks even this hardened veteran--and a plan that will destroy the United States as we know it if it succeeds.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-16
- Reviewer: Staff
In Wellingtons exciting third thriller featuring Jim Chapel (after 2014s The Hydra Protocol), a Predator drone hits a cargo ship carrying radioactive materials at an inspection station in the Port of New Orleans. As panic spreads across the country, military strategists suspect a hacker somehow managed to commandeer a CIA drone to carry out the attack. Chapel, a military intelligence officer who was once a Special Forces commando, disagrees with his bosses conclusion that the culprit is a hacker known as Angelwho happens to be a woman hes quite close to. The rift becomes so wide that some in the military begin to think that Chapel himself could be behind the attack. With no options left, the tough yet humble Chapel decides to go on the run. He stays close to the ground, but must fight off assassins as he makes his way from New York City to Washington, D.C. Only a few cringe-inducing sex scenes mar the swift-moving plot. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Jan.)