After the Gulf War, two air force pilots race to stop an outbreak of germ warfare in this stunningly authentic thriller from New York Times–bestselling author John J. Nance, a decorated air force pilot who served in Operation Desert Storm A scientist charged by Saddam Hussein with pioneering a horrific breakthrough in biological warfare defects at the American embassy to warn the world of the new weapon. America’s worst nightmare has come true and their forces scramble to put together a plan to destroy the weapon of mass destruction. When the operation goes awry in Saudi Arabia, Col. Will Westerman commandeers a C-141 transport to get the Special Forces team into Iraq. With the help of air force buddy Col. Doug Harris, Westerman reaches his target only to discover that the unthinkable has happened. Now they must use all their ingenuity, daring, and adrenaline to stop a worldwide catastrophe—and survive what looks increasingly like a suicide mission.