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High above the earth, death looms. Orbiting slowly and silently, unknown to almost all …

The White House is only starting to suspect the worst. While most of the world’s Intel resources have been tied up in Afghanistan and Iraq, the President of Chechnya has been making plans – and the clock is ticking.

A world away, off Christmas Island, ex-navy operative Lachlan Fox is on a diving trip with this best friend, Alister Gammaldi. From the moment they lift a mysterious metallic object off the sea floor, the two men set in motion a chain of events that will drag them into the corrupt world of international politics and arms races.

From East Timor to Grozny, Washington to New York and Venice to Iran, Lachlan Fox is forced into an adrenaline-fuelled quest to save his friends, himself … and the world.


“Drawn to a keen edge, smart, resilent Lachlan Fox is a tough, savvy hero who takes the reader on a fast and furious ride through a complicated maze of timely political intrigue. James Phelan has earned a new avid fan.” — Steve Berry

“Lachlan Fox, Phelan’s operative, is part of the Rambo tradition. These blokes embody a rugged individualism, intolerance of bureaucracy, resourcefulness, strength, the killer instinct and capacity to endure pain. They are more than plot devices. They are beacons of the human essence.” — SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


James Phelan, PhD (Literature), is a 33 year-old Australian writer. His thriller novels featuring New York-based investigative journalist Lachlan Fox, FOX HUNT, PATRIOT ACT, BLOOD OIL, LIQUID GOLD, RED ICE, are being published in the US by Hachette 2013. James has written for newspapers and magazines, and has contributed to anthologies and serialized novels, including: PICTURE THIS (Penguin), and WATCHLIST (Vanguard). His ALONE trilogy of Young Adult post-apocalyptic novels are: CHASERS, SURVIVOR, QUARANTINE. James is working on two new series: adult suspense thrillers, and 13 YA thrillers for Scholastic Australia.

To learn more about James, please visit his website.

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