The year is 2014. Iran has nuclear weapons and has annexed Iraq. Hezbollah won the most recent election and now controls Lebanon, while Hamas remains in command of Gaza. In 2012, NATO abandoned... More > Afghanistan, which has fallen to the Taliban. Strongman regimes have fallen in Egypt and elsewhere, leaving the door open to the Muslim Brotherhood and other extremist groups. Yet the Middle East is strangely quiet. It will prove to be the calm before a storm of historic proportions.
Steve Barber, a seasoned Force Recon Marine now a Defense Department black operations specialist, teams up with Neena Shahud, a Mossad agent with attitude, first to save her life and then to find out why the Middle East is about to explode and stop it. By the time Steve and Neena have figured it out, it may be too late. If Masada, a fortified hill dating to biblical times and the object of an oath taken by Israel’s elite combat troops, is not to fall to enemies a second time, what will be the price? Who will pay it?< Less