When the Chinese Ministry of State Security unleashes a bold plan to sink a massive freighter in the Panama Canal as part of an elaborate intelligence gathering operation, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, is called upon to infiltrate the operation and turn the tides against the conspirators. As demanding as the mission appears on the surface, what lies deep beneath the murky waters of the Canal and just beyond the wall of agonizing memories engulfing the city where Chase’s family was brutally murdered, are the true demons Chase must overcome. Deadly and mysterious sources offer Chase the answers he’s so desperately sought for a decade, but will those answers only lead to deeper, more haunting questions? With his life on the line, his past finally revealed, and shocking deathbed revelations about the true identity of the beautiful Russian spy who haunts his soul, Chase Fulton must prove, once again, that when evil calls, men of honor not only stand to face it, but they rise above it and beat it into submission.
'The pounding in my head morphed into a rising crescendo of thundering beats that intensified by the second. I could not only hear the coming thunder, but I could feel it in every muscle of my body.'
After learning he’d been the target of the most elaborate infiltration scheme by Russian intelligence since the Cold War, American covert operative and assassin, Chase Fulton, vows to coax the mastermind of the complex scheme out of the Kremlin and into the open, where he’ll exact his revenge. An unexpected encounter with a mysterious figure who claims to have known Chase’s father may open doors into a world Chase isn’t prepared to enter. From the high seas of the North Atlantic to the Shenandoah Valley outside Washington, D.C., Chase must face the demons of his own emotions, as well the forces of evil who are determined to destroy him, as he struggles to become more focused, deadlier, and stronger than he’s ever been. A stolen submarine, CIA coverups, tragedy at sea, and dead bodies in the attic are just the tip of the iceberg.
'Okay... You said you met my father.”
“I did say that,” he slowly replied as another plume of white smoke rose from his lips.'
When American covert operative Chase Fulton finds himself aboard a luxury mega-yacht off the Florida Keys with a dead Russian billionaire on deck and the beautiful SVR officer he loves standing over the body with a bloody knife in her hands, he believes his life could never become more complicated. But he is wrong. A vow to a mentor and beloved friend sends him on a tumultuous quest through the criminal underworld of South Florida to rescue an innocent young woman who represents not only Chase’s painful past, but also may be his only hope for psychological survival in the future. After suffering the agony of loss and ultimate betrayal, Chase learns that loyalty is a veil behind which deception, dishonor, and treason often lurk.
'We sat and watched the sun’s light play across the gently breaking waves while pelicans dived on baitfish in the shallow water. It was a postcard scene come to life, but I was in no mood for postcards.'
When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he's recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. As Chase navigates the Caribbean, he's pursued by a beautiful Russian SVR officer who is trained and prepared to find, interrogate, and kill him if necessary. He learns exactly how deadly the realm of international espionage can be when duty and love collide.