One day while having lunch with clients, Jonathan notices a young well-dressed man dining with another group who looks uncanny familiar. Later running into each other in the washroom, Jonathan is introduced to an older assimilated Ben who explains that he was adopted by a California family and completed his schooling in the U. S. at Stanford University and finished with a law degree at Georgetown University. He is currently employed as an attorney with a firm on Wall Street.
Jonathan had little idea that Ben had been adopted, sent to the U. S. and programmed as a "Sleeper Cell." As a covert agent implanted in the U. S. to blend in seamlessly with other Americans, Ben simply lies in wait, determined to carry out his mission and bring New York...and the U. S. by extension...to its knees.
The story that unfolds crosses the boundries between fiction and reality, merging our post-9/11 world with that of a terrifying, apocalyptic future. Within its pages, Sleeper Cell references the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and the suspect reconstruction of New Orleans into a solar powered city, desalination planning and waste reclamation; almost in the same breath as gaming and futuristic financial uncertainties. Jonathan's position on Wall Street brings into play a host of scenarios involving global finance, its players, and the deals that take Jonathan and Ben across the globe from militarized Bagdad, to Paris, to Dubai, to Rome, to New York and New Orleans.
The story takes place in the years 2000-2004.