When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counter-terrorism operative, to pull out all the stops.
Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan where he leads the ultra secret counter-terrorism unit, Task Force 11, on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Within a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports - all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on New York City.
Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and a nuclear emergency team scrambles to the scene. In a few hours the freighters have been located and the danger averted.
Or has it? . . .
To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy. Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery - and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions . . .