In the world of espionage and terrorism, nothing is ever quite what you’d expect.
It’s always worse.
This is the core theme of Fire Of The Prophet, a thriller set in an international medley of locales widely considered to be the most dangerous places in the world.
Beck Casey, the college-professor-cum-spy protagonist of the bestselling Final Epidemic, returns— now, to confront the very real nightmare that that haunts every national-security expert today: the specter of nuclear terrorism in the American homeland.
Joining him in Fire Of The Prophet are a cast of faces both new and familiar:
• Jeffrey Connor, a rising star at the FBI’s Counter-Terror Division (CTD); a natural leader despite his youth, he is tasked to lead a desperate hunt for an elusive "blue-eyed terrorist" with the dreaded ability to blend seamlessly into the American culture, and who carries a horrific weapon of mass destruction. His hatred of the terrorist threat is matched only by his fiery revulsion of spies... both "theirs" and "ours."
• Katie Casey, Beck’s daughter and an ambitious D.C. lawyer, shielded by Beck from knowledge of either his true profession or its omnipresent inherent perils; she is fiercely loyal, ferociously single-minded, romantically —and unexpectedly— linked with Connor... and trapped both in a doomed city and in a hackles-raising relationship between father and lover.
• Fatíma Huntsman –the daughter of a Palestinian activist and an American woman– now radicalized as a terrorist and armed with a nuclear device in a mission aimed against her fellow American citizens.
• Dennis Littrell, a self-described "overly seasoned" veteran news journalist, looking for professional redemption through one last story— a story that might save his nation and the world from a devastating global conflict... or could plunge it irrevocably into one.
In suspense-filled progression, Fire Of The Prophet builds from an opening set along the U.S.-Mexican border –itself, a realistically chilling portrayal of the violence that is routine in this human-smuggling trade, though in Fire Of The Prophet it culminates in a particularly startling manner– through the battlefields of the Middle East, and ultimately takes the reader to a looming Armageddon... in the capital of the United States.