In biological warfare parlance there is a substance known as “Red Mercury”. It is a weapon, much like the old neutron bomb that will kill humans, but leave infrastructure in place for the victors. In this case the virus is very short-lived, killing those exposed only to die itself shortly there after. What will happen if a country like Syria or North Korea acquires such a weapon?
In Daughter of War Pike Logan is on a trail of terrorists when he stumbles upon a young Syrian refuge who’s spirit and ability to survive is surprising and helpful. He and his team protect her and in return she pays them back all as she dreams of going to America. Does Red Mercury exist? And if it does can Pike and his team stop an attack? Can he beat the clandestine team that seems to always be one step ahead of him and perhaps a bit better, or at least more ruthless?
“He’d run many intelligence operations, and he knew what he’d just experienced was one of the best he’d ever seen executed. It was pure, giving the North Koreans every opportunity to eliminate him had he been deemed a threat, and giving him no opportunity to protect himself or even identify his enemy. They may have been a pariah state, but apparently they could operate within Switzerland with impunity. He’d gone back to the hotel, locked his room, and spent the night staring at the door. Waiting for someone to knock. It never came.”
So this is the 13th (out of 14…so far) of the Pike Logan thrillers. Another enjoyable heart-pounding book featuring Pike Logan and his team.