Patrick Lee’s extraordinary Breach trilogy comes to an explosive and breathtaking conclusion with Deep Sky—as Travis Chase of the ultra-secret government agency Tangent finally comes face to face with the decision that could determine the ultimate fate of the world. With The Breach, Ghost Country, and now Deep Sky, Patrick Lee has established himself as a major voice in the thriller genre, combining ingenious scenarios with non-stop action and X-Files-like strangeness. His electrifying fiction has earned exuberant praise from a host of New York Times bestselling masters of suspense (“Audacious and terrifying” —Lee Child, “Brilliant…Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last” —James Rollins, “WOW! Double Wow!...Makes Tom Clancy look like the slowest child in the class.” —Stephen Coonts). Everything ends here…and there is nowhere on Earth to hide.
Bobby Hart, an idealistic young senator from California, thinks that he's escaped the political spotlight when he decides not to run for president. Then, on a secret mission to Germany, he discovers that there is going to be an assassination. He doesn't know who is the target, who is behind the plan, or where it will take place. All he knows is that it will happen before the election. And that it operates under the code name Rubicon.
Rubicon, Hart remembers, is the river Caesar crossed with his army when he decided to seize power in Rome. For Caesar it meant that there was no turning back for a republic on its way to becoming an empire. But crossing the Rubicon meant the beginning of an era in Rome. Could it mean the end of something else today?
As events pile up before the predicted attack, it becomes clear that Rubicon isn't just about the election. It's a plot to steal the country. Now Hart is in a race against time to find out who is behind the conspiracy and how to stop it before it's too late and democracy in America is changed forever.
A blistering indictment of our current political climate, Rubicon is an intelligent, action-packed thriller that will change the way readers think about the next election.
Then, just days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped. As attorney general, Allison launched a nationwide manhunt, but her motives come under fire from her opponent. For Allison, though, finding Kristen isn't about politics. Here is a personal crusade that taps into terrifying secrets buried deep within the past--secrets that can shatter all Allison's hopes, twisting them into a nightmare of lies and the ultimate betrayal.
With these words from Sammy Black, a ruthless political consultant, a war for power begins.
An assassination attempt, a scandalous affair and the politics of personal destruction take center stage in a bitter Presidential campaign. This fight revolves around three men; one, the incumbent President; another, his political ally and heir apparent; and the third, the President's disloyal Vice President and political enemy.
In a world where the only rule is that there are no rules, these three men and their allies wage a desperate fight for power, with their party's nomination, and the Presidency itself, as their ultimate prize. This fight exposes the blood sport that is American politics, where strength means survival and where weakness and scandal drip like blood in shark-infested water.
From the splendid majesty of the Oval Office to the passionate frenzy of a political convention hall, this road to victory is littered with secret deals, scandal and betrayal, climaxing in one long, heart-pounding summer night in Indianapolis where only the politically fit can survive.