Synopses & Reviews
The acclaimed, best-selling author of the high action thriller unleashes a blockbuster novel of intrigue and suspense in the tradition of First Blood
, The Fifth Profession
, and The Brotherhood of the Rose
For two thousand years a hidden conflict has raged. Now, it is bursting out in the open in a pitched battle over the very future of the planet. In the Amazon and in Africa, from oil spills to animal slaughters, the earth is being defiled, and two covert armies are locked in mortal conflict, with a woman reporter caught in the middle. Drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a gray-eyed stranger and his horrific murder by fire, Tess Drake and a veteran New York City police officer follow the trail of blood from Manhattan to Washington to the ancient caverns of Europe. Hunted by both sides, fighting for her life, Tess races toward the dark heart of a secret that will rock the world.
"By the bloody climax in a Spanish cave readers will be thoroughly tired of the book's padding and cardboard characters." Publishers Weekly
"A mega-thriller!" Associated Press
About the Author
To give his stories a realistic edge, he has been trained in wilderness survival, hostage negotiation, executive protection, antiterrorist driving, assuming identities, electronic surveillance, and weapons. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, Morrell now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.