In war-torn Syria, the heroes of the SEAL Team Six series defuse an ISIS warlord’s explosive plot.
After a meeting with a CIA source in Istanbul ends in tragedy, SEAL Team Six Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Crocker vows revenge. He suspects the men who attacked him and his contact are involved in the the latest and most harrowing scheme SEAL Team Six is charged with preventing, in a region that grows more volatile by the day.
Syria’s government is unraveling, with the alliances among rebel groups increasingly complex and ISIS dangerously in the mix. Farid al-Kazaz, aka the Fox, leads the most threatening of the ISIS factions. The Fox believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the murder of the Fox’s brother and is planning a sarin gas attack that would wreak havoc across not just Syria, but the entire Middle East. It’s up to Crocker and the rest of SEAL Team Six to stop a ruthless killer and keep an explosive plan from detonating.
The SEAL Team Six series has been hailed by special forces veterans and members of the intelligence community as a fascinating, behind-closed-doors look at the real-life heroism of our country’s bravest soldiers. Now, Mann and Pezzullo use their experience and insight to tell the story of a terrifying plot ripped straight from the headlines.
Don Mann (CWO3, USN) is the author of the national bestseller Inside SEAL Team Six and the SEAL Team Six series of thrillers and has for the last thirty years been associated with the Navy SEALS as a platoon member, assault team member, boat crew leader, advanced training officer, and more recently, program director preparing civilians to go to BUD/s (SEAL Training). Up until 1998 he was on active duty with SEAL Team Six. Since his retirement, Mann has deployed to the Middle East on numerous occasions in support of the war on terror. Many of the active duty members of SEAL Team Six are the same men he taught how to shoot and conduct ship and aircraft takedowns, and trained in urban, arctic, desert, river, and jungle warfare, as well as Close Quarters Battle and Military Operations in Urban Terrain. Mann has suffered two broken backs, two pulmonary embolisms, and multiple other broken bones in training or service. He has twice survived being captured during operations. Mann now lives in Miami Beach, Florida.
Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. His books include Jawbreaker and The Walk-In (with former CIA operative Gary Bernstein); Inside SEAL Team Six and the SEAL Team Six thrillers (with Don Mann); At the Fall of Somoza, Plunging Into Haiti (winner of the Douglas Dillon Award for Distinguished Writing on American Diplomacy); and Most Evil (with Steve Hodel). Pezzullo has lived abroad in Mexico, South Vietnam, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay and Nicaragua and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
“Believable . . . Give[s] real insight into the hurdles, practices and lives of this band of warriors regarding black-op missions.” —Military Press
“Mann shoots up another headline-inspired plot. . . . Cast Russell Crowe as Crocker for a cinematic thrill ride.” —Kirkus Reviews