ACT OF WAR introduces a whole new hero and a new conflict to techno-thriller
fans around the world.
A series of deadly terrorist attacks in the United States and South
America--including a nuclear attack near Houston, Texas--has the entire
world on red alert. The attacks appear to be targeting an American energy
company, but the terror group that calls itself GAMMA seems to be more than
the anti-globalization, pro-environmental activists it claims to be.
Enter U.S. Army Major Jason Richter and his partner, Dr. Ariadna Vega of the
Army Research Lab's Infantry Transformational BattleLab. These two young
engineers have designed and built a land combat system designed to replace
an entire motorized infantry squad: CID, or Cybernetic Infantry Device, a
piloted robot with the speed and firepower of a weaponized Humvee, the
strength of a bulldozer, and the agility of a special ops commando.
The hard-charging National Security Adviser, Robert Chamberlain, pairs
Richter and Vega up with an FBI intelligence expert, Special Agent Kelsey
DeLaine, and a veteran special ops expert, Command Sergeant Major Ray
Jefferson, to form Task Force TALON, the first joint military-FBI unit
charged with hunting down and stopping terrorists anywhere in the world.
With CID's speed, power, weaponry, and amazing capabilities, combined with
the talents of the U.S. Army and the investigative skills of the world's
greatest detective agency, TALON is designed to put terrorists on the run
around the globe.
But putting conflicting and single-minded personalities like Richter and
DeLaine together is like mixing oxygen and gasoline: do it right and it
produces horsepower--do it wrong, and it creates an explosion. Even the
National Security Adviser can't seem to control his team. Can Task Force
TALON survive long enough to hunt down GAMMA and its secret puppetmaster,
the shadowy Consortium, before the next deadly attack?