Die By Wire: Truth or Fiction? (Yes!)
When guardian sniper Mira Longbow arrives in Amsterdam to take out the head of a global child-smuggling ring, she quickly stumbles across a diabolically creative, high-tech jihad that will bring the West to its knees.
Problem is, she also crosses paths with Jackson Day, an unexpected visitor, and would-be lover from her turbulent past in Iraq.
Day is a deadly effective loner assigned to the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Command whose motto (and his) is “Never Fight Fair.”
So, when Day shows up to enlist her gift for languages to decipher a tangle of voices recorded of a high-level terror meeting at a remote Iranian safe house, she wants nothing to do with him or his distractions from her mission.
But, after the heat of their first encounter, they put aside their simmering differences when it’s clear that Khan Nasiri — the same wealthy shipping tycoon behind the child bride smuggling operation — is a terror mastermind who has discovered that every modern fly-by-wire passenger aircraft is a disaster waiting to fall out of the sky.
And Nasiri intends to demonstrate to the world just how easily fly-by-wire can become die-by-wire. Cyber-jihad everywhere, anywhere. Death on demand.
The countdown begins.
And they are the only two people on the planet who can stop it in time.
Die By Wire — inspired by the real-life story of women snipers who protect innocents in war-torn regions — brings together a heart-thumping, clock-racing thriller that also tells the shocking true story of the global exploitation of young girls whose plight has been excused by worldwide law enforcement as an acceptable cultural practice.
And like Daughter of God (and most of Lew’s other thrillers) Die By Wire has a deeper spiritual side of it as Mira struggles with the nature and existence of evil and what it means for her faith. Through the intense action of the thriller, she tries to reconcile the following: If God is all powerful and merciful, why is evil allowed to exist?
About New York Times Best-Selling Author Lewis Perdue
New York Times best-selling author Lewis Perdue’s twenty published books have sold more than 4 million copies and have been translated into every major language in the world along with more than a dozen other tongues.
Of his twenty published books, fifteen are thrillers and the remaining five cover wine, technology, and how porn has driven the technology and business model of the World Wide Web.
Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University.
He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor.
He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com.
Writing books is his first love, but in his spare time Lew goes backpacking, mountain biking and is editor and publisher of the digital wine trade publication Wine Industry Insight.
To learn more about Lew, please visit his website.
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