A year after escaping and recovering from her torture and internment in the notorious CIA black site Shachar 7, Cleo Deseronto has new orders. She and her cousin Bo Commanda must act as a multi-nation military Killed in Action Notification team, delivering the sad news of a young Infantry officer’s death in combat while serving in Afghanistan. When British investigator discover the friendly-fire incident was actually a planned assassination, the team and the SOE are thrust into the center of a power play by old time spymaster Hank Darien. He thinks America is on the wrong path and his years in the CIA have given him the tools, influence, and the contacts needed to wrestle Lady Liberty back on track. The assassination of a Senator’s daughter in combat is only the first step but when the British dispatch Deseronto and Commanda, he sees it as the perfect opportunity to settle a score with the Special Operations Executive, make a play for the largest oil deposit in the world, and paint the team as international terrorists and the most wanted women in America! Well familiar with the protracted machinations of Darien’s making, the SOE fine themselves under political attack in London, while the teams loyalty is questioned at every turn. When failure is not an option, Deseronto and Commanda aim straight for the Viper’s pit, determined to run the gauntlet of lies and retribution at any cost.
Coming mid-winter, 2016