Dinaric Alps, Bosnian region of Austrian Hungarian Empire, 1918
Four Allied soldiers stumble across a biological weapon that could wreak devastation on the world — and take a vow to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Ever since, the deadly substance, code-named Kestrel, has been guarded by the descendents of those four brave men — each with the mission of keeping its existence a secret.
Chesapeake Bay, August 2003
The wife of former CIA director Jonathon Root has been kidnapped — and no one except Root himself knows who carried out the crime or why. His grandfather had been one of the soldiers responsible for stealing Kestrel — and now a group of Bosnian terrorists are trying to force Root to hand it over.
Enter agent Briggs Tanner. His mission: follow a trail through the Alps, to the heart of where it all began — before millions of lives are lost.
“Briggs Tanner is coming back.”