By Stephen Coonts, William H. Keith Jr.
Deep in the NSA is table 3, a top-secret unit of distinct operatives inserted into the sphere while the risk is excellent and the reaction calls for sensitivity and invisibility. Charlie Dean, a former Marine sniper, is a senior officer. along with his colleagues Lia DeFrancesca and newcomer Ilya Akulinin, they shape the middle of a high-tech workforce often called Deep Black.
Off the coast of Africa lie the attractive Canary Islands, a hotel vacation spot of millionaires. beneath this idyllic paradise is among the such a lot unstable fault strains on the planet. There, an alliance among radical Islamic terrorists and a rogue component of the chinese language executive is making plans to unharness an act of incredible geological terrorism that can devastate the U.S. East Coast, awesome it with waves as much as 1000 ft excessive. They plan to trigger nuclear units to precipitate a huge landslide that might ship a death-dealing tsunami around the Atlantic.
In the crucial Asian Republic of Tajikistan twelve nuclear warheads, stolen via the Russian Mafia, are approximately to be smuggled in another country and added into the palms of the conspirators. Charlie and Ilya move on an intercept project, yet earlier than they could retrieve them, the guns vanish.
Meanwhile, in a resort in New Jersey, a bestselling writer is assassinated to avoid the discharge of his stranger-than-fiction tale approximately an Islamic plot to alter the process background. Lia, Charlie’s female friend, is distributed to Berlin to infiltrate the empire of a ruthless chinese language billionaire whose machinations have come to the eye of the NSA. She dangers instant execution if her real identification is revealed.
Their paths all converge within the Canary Islands. except the Deep Black group intervenes, the islands may be the epicenter of an apocalypse, with thousands of lives---and the complete international order---at stake.
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