This book is even better than the previous ones in this series. I was absolutely blown away.
The book picks up immediately with John Dempsey and Ember trying to hunt down Valerian/Malik, the protagonist from the previous book operating behind the scenes. This time around, Dempsey and crew go on the offense. The action explodes ride from the get go. It doesn't stop.
While Dempsey and Ember are trying to hunt down Valerian, Valerian and his group, Spetzgruppa Zeta (a Russian version of Ember) are hunting down Dempsey and Ember. It is a masterful hunter vs hunted, with the two often flip flopping at breakneck pace. Ember is forced to pool its resources like never before. Dig deep, never quit and never accept defeat.
All the while Director Jarvis has to conduct a mole hunt within his own organization while all of this is happening and deal with his own medical issues as only a former SEAL can do.
The damage that takes place will forever change the face of Ember. If you don't shed a tear by the end of the book, you might be heartless. These guys have the best characters and I will leave it at that.
This is an absolute thrill ride a minute. The hits keep on coming. This dynamic duo know how to write. This series in my all time favorite.