Putnam, June 2004, 25.95, 288 pp.
A Muslim raised in England as a Christian, Henry sneaks into the United States and stakes out a place across the street from where the president is supposed to be having dinner with a New York Senator. As he is about to shoot, Blake Johnson, head of the president's top secret security force and a secret service agent confront him, informing the Brit that the ammo from his gun has been removed and the president flew back to Washington D.C.
Blake's counterpart in England, General Ferguson, informed the White House about the assassination attempt. Now the general, Sean Dillion and Hannah Bernstein have to trace the assassin's movements back to the source which turns out to be a mosque run by a man who is recruiting British Muslims and sending them to terrorist training camps in the middle east. Working behind the scenes is a Russian billionaire and his chief security officer who want to sow dissension in the west and is funding the terrorists. Ferguson's unit gets in their way one too many times of the Russian and becomes a target for these power hungry megalomaniacs.
Jack Higgins has written a novel that shows how Britain is fighting the war on terror. Sean Dillon, a stone cold killer who was an enforcer for the IRA before being recruited by the General is the protagonist of this book as he seeks justice for the innocents who get caught in the cross-fire.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner