America’s deadliest enemy returns—and he’ll stop at nothing to carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S.
America is under attack. Al-Qaeda mastermind Aziz Abdul Muhammad is still on the loose, leaving no trail after his massive attacks against the U.S. energy infrastructure. Once again, the dedicated special ops force—Officer Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews—relentlessly pursue him in their covert investigation, codename AUTUMN FIRE.
Aziz and his group of loyal jihadists send shockwaves across the nation as they execute their next phase of attacks: a mass shootout and deadly explosion at a nuclear power plant. Days later, Aziz’s followers blow up U.S. military supply ships in the Indian Ocean, crippling the country’s ability to deploy forces in the Middle East in the event of war. And the jihadists don’t stop there—under Aziz’s command, they contaminate public water supplies along the East Coast with radioactive material. Time is quickly running out for the special ops to stop Aziz before he delivers his final destructive blow against the U.S. in the most shocking, unthinkable attack yet.
Culminating in an explosive operations mission overseas, Autumn Fire is a terrifyingly realistic depiction of international terrorism and the men and women who daily risk their lives to restore peace.
For Tom’s debut novel, THE INHERITOR
“Vivid, terrifying, and all too possible, Tom Wither’s novel sets a high bar in the darkest speculative corner of the political thriller niche.” —Larry Brooks, USA Today bestselling author of Darkness Bound
“The Inheritor is a spectacularly good thriller—banging with action, filled with absolutely fascinating and authentic details from the world of military intelligence—fans of Tom Clancy will love it!” —Max Byrd, author of The Paris Deadline
Tom Wither, served his country for more than 25 years as a member of the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency and its predecessor organizations on active duty as an intelligence analyst at various overseas locations and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. During DESERT STORM, he provided time-critical information to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, which led to the safe extraction of downed allied airborne personnel and location data that resulted in the destruction of 25 strategic targets. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Force Commendation Medals, and three Air Force Achievement Medals.In addition to his graduate level IT/Computer Security education, Tom holds professional certifications from the NSA as an Intelligence Analyst, and the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Officer. He lives near Baltimore. Autumn Fire is his second novel.