In an unthinkable turn of events, Aleki Brooks, a serial killer, hell-bent to murder as many men as possible inadvertently comes into possession of the ultimate weapon during a killing spree. Joining her in the arena of life and death intrigue is detective Jack Diamond, Medical Examiner Dr. Sylvester Koon, and ultimately the First Lady of the United States.
The dark force of jihad looms at every corner. Its goal: retrieve the doomsday device, kill those in the way.
Terrorism is the new global norm. Where next is a given…the United States of America. Who…the assassination of the President of the United States. How…unthinkable.
The bomb-maker, a pioneer in the development of nanotechnology, an almost-recipient of the Nobel Prize, has developed the ultimate weapon using a “bottom-up approach” constructed of atoms and simple molecules rather than supersonic planes and nuclear submarines. A weapon which is virtually undetectable, yet powerful enough to make other weapons pale in comparison. But there is one fatal flaw—the theoretical possibility of the Grey goo phenomenon. Unchecked self-replication, unchecked doubling. It is a potential doomsday in the making.
F-22 Raptor fighter jets scramble at Mach 2 speed from Langley Air Force Base, twenty miles from the White House. The fighter’s mission: meet, identify, and destroy the enemy before it reaches the Capital.
In a concrete underground bunker beneath the White House, the President and his staff are told that the mission has failed. The “grey goo” doomsday scenario remains unchecked, but…
The explosion shakes the earth like a mini earthquake. In a quirk of quantum physics which limits replication, the swarm has self-destructed. Jihad is temporarily put on hold.
Cyrus Pepper, the undersecretary of Homeland Security smiles. His appointment as the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, replacing arch presidential nemesis Paul Sorenson, will keep jihad alive and well.