New York : Atria Books, 2004.
viii, 407 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
A week before Memorial Day, the nation's capital is buzzing with preparations for the unveiling of the new World War II memorial. Despite the hopeful energy of the city, Mitch Rapp senses trouble. A spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on America. Rapp leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a commando raid into Pakistan, seizing an al-Qaeda stronghold and discovering a treasure trove of evidence pointing to plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, D.C. Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and the freighters at the heart of the scheme are located and disarmed. The danger has been averted. Or has it? Unable to shake the feeling that the operation seemed too easy, Mitch follows his instincts on a quest for the whole truth.