It begins in 1987, when the prevailing winds of Glasnost have caught the Russian leadership by surprise... catapulting the confusion caused by the impending breakup of the Soviet Union to new levels. For KGB agent Mikhail Volkov and his brother, Vladimir, the chaos provides something else altogether: An opportunity to steal four nuclear weapons from a Russian test facility.
Sean McGowan, a software designer in the securities industry, has come a long way from the trailer park where he grew up in New Mexico. He leads an exciting life now, with wealth, influence, and the company of beautiful women, until the Volkov brothers come after him to expropriate his ultra-fast derivatives trading program.
CIA Agent Beate Nicholson recruits Sean to help her track down financiers manipulating the stock markets prior to terrorist strikes. But first, they must use their computer skills to thwart a massive cyber-attack against the world's banking system perpetrated through the Internet using a massive multi-player on-line role-playing gaming platform.
Sean and Beate's collaboration leads them to the doorstep of a rogue's gallery of sinister figures, including white-collar jihadist Rahim Delacroix-who wreaks revenge against the infidels that killed his family; former KGB agent Mikhail Volkov and his brother Vladimir-Russian immigrants building massive fortunes in America through organized crime; and the mysterious John Napoleon-leader of the Protectorate, an environmental syndicate committed to saving the planet by seizing control of the world's resources.
Sean and Beate watch in helpless disbelief as terrorists strike Europe. Can they connect all the dots in time to collar the villains before they inflict even more destruction?
In Africa, a new organization, under the leadership of a Syrian referred to as the Mahdi, is trying to establish a Muslim caliphate throughout the continent. It trains and equips terrorist operatives for assignments as far away as North America and as near as Rwanda, in southeastern Africa. Using cargo ships as floating bombs, smuggling, and even use of a nuclear weapon are among their plans. Fr. Robert has to act when he sees his best friend murdered by one of the terrorists.
With the help of three friends, Fr. Robert must try to confront the murderer and attempt to prevent many more, even as other terrorist plans are in the works.
Many of us suffer from it and don’t realize it until we are embroiled into fits of unexpected anger, depression and even worse, suicide or suicidal tenancies. Not to mention, domestic violence, divorces, and child abuse that are direct side effects of severe PTSD.
PTSD, Shell Shock or nay other “war related” description that has been attached to it has existed since war began and yet, little has been done to educate those who suffer the effects or secondary effects of it for those most affected by it. This book will educate you on the terms, causes, signs and symptoms, triggers or possible outcome of untreated Post Traumatic Stress.
PTSD is not a death sentence nor should it be feared at one, however, knowledge is key to helping all of those who suffer the consequences of PTSD.