What happens when America is blamed for the deaths of 3000 Muslims on Hajj at the holiest Islamic site? Things take on a sinister look when Jake Keller and Curt Roach are the fall guys for what could turn out to be WWIII. Curt and Keller launch a crone called Drifter 72 against an al-Qada terrorist who is in Saudi Arabia. Setting the right coordinates and the root on target, how does it get veered towards Mecca taking out 3000 Muslims on that holiest of days? Who changed the coordinates and who was able to get control of them? Hoping to convince the higher ups that someone high jacked it he and Roach must find a haven but the man who owns the shop that usually embraces them wants them gone. Someone or somebody wants America and the Muslims at each other’s throats. There is no way that more lives will be sparred, and things will get even more tense as small terrorist groups enter the U.S. and take down people and blow up fuel storage facilities. The President of the United States meets with his advisors and things get control when he raises the left of alert to the highest one. As the President of Saudi Arabia and Faisel in charge of his army and forces discusses with those that surround him whether the US is at fault for all the deaths. The Saudi’s King has faith in the innocence of the United States, yet some think he might be wrong. Hajj attack turns to China and other countries capable of high jacking and reprograming the drone in flight. Wars start over petty things will this lead to China’s President declaring war on the United States.
Jake and Curt realize that they must find somewhere to be safe as Tall Mohammed has put a bounty on them and even though they are CIA operatives someone will make sure they take the fall. Will President Cheng of China attack the US.
Things take on many deadly turns when both Curt and Jake are captured along with their informant and no Jake is on his own. China’s President, Saudi’s King and other higher ups in the al-Quad world must decide whether the US caused the massacre. Listening to all sides you hear the many dissenting comments, the leaders who feel that they need prove and yet others that have already engaged their men in creating carnage. Tracing Mukar who was responsible for 9/11 was the primary reason that the world felt that Jake, Curt and America finally had their retribution. How did the unmanned combat aerial or drone find the wrong target? The CIA operatives have a device that can bounce beam of invisible infrared light off a target and the coordinate would be found and the drone would make its mark. But the target came into view and U.S. rules of engagement would forbid risking deaths of Yemeni government personnel. Just how did the target wind up over Mecca? Why would anyone veer or commandeer the drone to make sure that it hid the outdoor mosque Masjid-al-Haram which had thousands of pilgrims completing a ritual for Allah to cleans their sins. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims disappeared like a mist in the sky. But someone caught it on a video that was not exactly clear. The shadow or outline of the drone looked like that of a B-52 bomber. The world was outraged, and the outcome of this Rogue Strike might be catastrophic for more than just the United States. Iran had its own sources and decided to take advantage of the situation and what their leaders do with created more suspicion on the United States. Did they force the drone down? Did they profit from what happened? Could they hijack and redirect a drone? The Chinese, Saudi Arabian and the Chinese are remorseless and do be faced with acting against us what happens will shock readers as Curt and Jake face off with interrogators, but Jake is the only survivor and is now on his own. Even those in charge that contact him want to use him as a scapegoat and his travels to many places and different locations allow readers to know that more than more faction is after him, but will he survive and be able to prove the truth?
Faisel along with someone close to the President of Saudi Arabia have their own agendas in mind and when you learn just how the drone was controlled you will realize that the attacks on different cities and places are just the beginning of the carnage that will take many lives. Why not make the U.S. look like the culprits of the attack as Ibrahim and many others take the lead in the terrorist attacks but will the FBI and the police be able to stop what is going to happen next?
Jake in the meantime has his own situations to bear as he gets caught in many crossfires, finds himself constantly on the move and then when captured by someone close to Curt, helped to safety and warned if they find out he caused Curt’s death, Jake’s fears are not unfounded. The CIA and his handler named Graves wants him out of the way, the Saudi’s want their President to take a harder stand, the Chinese want their President to take action too but will sides be so drawn that the enemy is overlooked and we will pay more of a price than we did on September 11? Many voices are heard and many leaders of different countries plus their generals or premiers have their own viewpoints that we hear as Jake leads us to many places hoping to survive.
Deals are made between China and Saudi Arabia leaving the Chairman to go against his better judgement as the Premier and the General convince him to take action against the United States and bond with Saudi Arabia in order to profit from their oil deals and other benefits that would increase their economy and wealth. While protestors are everywhere, death tolls in the US are rising and bombs are set off as Jake and now his two new allies must save the life of an Ambassador and where will this take us and how far will the death tolls go? There are so many players from China, the Saudi’s and those that are betraying the leaders in order to profit themselves, as well as the President of the United States hoping to find a way to deal with the carnage in many cities and the death tolls rise. A category 5 hurricane plays an important role and different players are operating at different angles and the countries involved rise and the terrorists and their threats are impossible to stop.
Jake Teller faced adversity at every step as he finds himself at odds with Graves the man who’s his direct boss. Friends of Roach decided to cut him loose and facing things alone will he live? But someone close to the Saudi King turns away from his loyalties to those he works for and befriends Jake telling him just who manipulated he drone and how it came to be blamed on the United States.
Faisal and the Prince have their separate agendas and the Premier the General are conspiring to take down King Ali . But sometimes the person you think is the weakest link just might fool you.
With tensions rising and the Saudis hoping to align with China and Iran hoping to create a wedge with stage US between both countries just how will this all play out as the threat levels rise and the death tolls from the terrorist attacks continue to soar. Public outrage, fear , decisions halted and a nuclear threat that is real will Jake be able to convince those in charge to move forward and have him lead Delta Force to stop what could be catastrophic?
The vessel that is preparing to launch the nuclear attack, the young man willing to sacrifice his life, the final confrontations and the terrorists in full view, Faisal and the crown Prince the premier and the general: who wins? Who loses? Who will pay for launch the Rogue Strike?
General Wu-Ding and Premier Meng Fu along with President Cheng Minsheng will decide the fate of China as they try to align with Saudi Arabia and realize what Iran has planned. Will the Alliance Council depose of King Ali? Prince Mohammed will take the throne but for how long? The final chapter will set the stage for more to come as startling revelations are revealed, those that dared to come up against us and Delta Force might think twice next time as Jake and hopes to save our nation from taking a step more than the U.S. will regret.
Ripped from the headlines and reminding us it could really happen if we don’t always stay alert and keep our enemies in view . Jake Keller is a force what’s next for him. The author created an impetus, quick thinking and tenacious character that I’m sure we’ll see and read more about. Electric ending with high voltage explosives this is one author to watch. Author David Ricciardi is new on the horizon but not for long .