When counterspy Alex Hawke learns of a series of recent CIA deaths, he suspects they are more than coincidences. Hawke believes the deaths can be tied to Spider Payne, a rogue intelligence officer who was fired by the CIA and evolved into a serial killer and it looks like Hawke is directly in his line of fire.
Spider isn't the only ex-intelligence operative with a grudge. Colonel Beau Beauregard founded a renowned mercenary fighting force, but now he's lost it all as the press blames him for amassing renegade killers rather than soldiers. Beau won't stop until everyone who betrayed him has been eliminated.
In Russia, Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower. His Kremlin scientists are developing a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. Only one man can bring the world back from this apocalyptic brink: Alex Hawke. In the murky world of counterterrorism and high-stakes intrigue, the odds against him have never been higher."e;