A young nuclear scientist is found dead in the parking lot of a Virginia laboratory. The briefcase he was carrying has disappeared.
A hero abroad and at home, Buck Whithers, a retired military officer, gains new notoriety when he saves a mother and her son from a murderous attack. But when tragedy strakes his own family, Buck is ill prepared to respond to a faceless opponent. A phone call in the dead of night opens the door to the shadowy world of global industrial espionage, and Buck is led to believe that the death of his son is related to the theft of industrial secrets. He agrees to demands of secrecy in hopes of finding justice for his son. The unfolding drama reveals a scheme bigger than he could have imagined, striking at the heart of America’s nuclear power. An enemy rooted in decades of resentment strives once again to use America’s resources against her. The leader of the conspiracy, a corporate mogul, is driven by an ancient vow of vengeance that reaches back to World War II.
When a sensitive facility is seized by terrorists, Buck’s plans for revenge are put on hold, and he is called to active duty. From Kyoto to the Gulf of Mexico, one man’s industrial espionage tightens its grip on American power. Building from Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, The Iris Covenant binds the far-reaching consequences to the personal impact each decision will have.
A sweeping drama of clashing cultures, The Iris Covenant portrays the lengths two families will pursue to right the wrongs committed against their ancestors.