By David Poyer
Medal of Honor winner Commander Dan Lenson wonders who proposed that he be assigned to the White residence army employees. it is a doubtful honor---serving a president the Joint Chiefs hate greater than the other in smooth history.
Lenson studies to the West Wing to direct a multiservice workforce operating to interdict the circulate of gear from Latin the USA. Never one to only hot a chair, he units out to assist smash the Cartel---and uncovers a troubling thread of clues that hyperlink crafty and ruthless drug lord Don Juan Nuñez to an attack on a nuclear energy plant in Mexico, an vague Islamic reduction employer in la, and an air shipment company's impending flight plan around the United States.
Lenson has to conflict civilian aides and his personal distaste for politics to derail a terrorist strike over the Mexican border. His punishment for breaking the foundations to take action is to be despatched to the East Wing . . . as the army aide wearing the nuclear "football," the locked briefcase with the key codes for a nuclear strike, for a president he suspects is having an affair together with his wife.
And whatever else is happening underneath the day by day turmoil and backstabbing. As his marriage deteriorates and his frustration with Washington builds, Lenson turns into an unwitting companion in a perilous and subversive conspiracy. The U.S. army is accountable for its Commander in Chief's transportation and safeguard. If a person felt strongly adequate approximately it . . . it might be effortless for the president to die.
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I didn’t name you, Miles. ” “I suggest, your message askin’ me to try what occurred at Laguna Verde. Slid in from Ecuador final evening. Stopped the following, acquired your electronic mail, made a pair calls. ” A vehicle lurched into the lot and squealed to a halt, catching him within the headlight glare. He grew to become his again. Then, feeling weak, confronted it back. numerous males piled out of a battered quotation and filed into the shop. They left the lighting fixtures on, illuminating him as he stood within the now-freezing rain. Bloom stated, “Talked to a federale i do know in Mexico urban. He instructed me less than the counter because it have been a few issues approximately that raid that didn’t make it into the papers. the place are you, besides? ” “At a 7-Eleven in, uh, Falls Church. ” “Should be safe. The useless man the attackers left at the back of. wager what. He used to be shot in locations: the intestine and the again of the pinnacle. What’s that let you know? ” “Oh. That … they killed him themselves. instead of taking him alongside. ” “Which is the way in which who operates? ” “The cartel. Nuñez. ” chilly rain ran down his collar. He shivered. “Bingo. this is often all off the Mexican executive checklist, incidentally. No reporters inside 5 miles of the plant. They’re hoping to make this all leave instead of admit how flip-fucked their defense was once. ” the lads had pop out with bottles and cans and have been joking and hooting, establishing them at the concrete pad in entrance of the shop. Dan stated, “Miles, allow me ask you anything. What they have been making. The radiologicals. Why might the cartel wish them? ” “I don’t be aware of. you'll want to ask Luis that. He retains nearer tabs on what they’re as much as in step with se than I do. ” “Okay, yet is there any marketplace for that stuff? ” “You suggest, like black marketplace prescription drugs? Resell to hospitals? Be a troublesome solution to make a dollar. method I know it, there’s just a couple of locations use these things, melanoma remedy facilities regularly. It’s manner too sizzling for diagnostic tracing. ” Dan knew the adaptation among the low-emission isotopes used for tracing and the high-energy particle emitters used to zap cancers. He’d picked up quite a lot of that info after Horn’s illness, ensuring his team was once being handled. retaining the telephone, he watched the lads from the quotation ingesting and shoving one another. One stored glancing his method. “What’s all that hollering? ” “Just a few locals blowing their paychecks. glance, I’ve bought to come back at the highway. whilst are you getting again? ” “Gonna take the weekend off and head again Monday. That cool, boss guy? ” “Sure. See then you. ” the boys began Dan’s manner. He acquired into the Escort and pulled out. He watched for the on-ramp. The rain was once coming down so not easy he had the wipers on as quickly as they'd pass. He merged with inches to spare as a tractor trailer roared and blared at the back of him. site visitors used to be insane, seventy-five, 80, bumper to bumper and no visibility. Why might a person are looking to thieve radioactives? adequate to place jointly an immense, coordinated, evidently rehearsed raid? in basic terms the cartel killed their very own wounded. yet scientific isotopes, even though necessary in financial phrases, weren’t whatever they can promote in the street.