Fort Benning, Georgia: a Major General of the US Army opens fire on his own recruits, killing dozens before turning the gun on himself.
USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf: a veteran fighter pilot opens fire on his own aircraft carrier before diving his F-18 Hornet into the deck.
Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez of the Defense Intelligence Agency are called in to investigate the horrific events, and within hours uncover startling evidence that the veteran servicemen were not guilty of their crimes — for they were not in control of their own minds. Delving deeper, they discover evidence that both were victims of brain control so powerful they were driven to kill their comrades before taking their own lives to hide the evidence. The enemy has a new weapon: the ability to see our thoughts and dreams, and to control our minds from afar.
Ethan and Nicola are dispatched to track down the surgeons responsible for infiltrating human minds, and expose a horrendous new mission by militant terrorists hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees. From Berlin to Basra, to the vicious killing fields of Somalia and the dangerous streets of the homicide capital of the world, Washington DC, Ethan and Nicola finds themselves on the trail of killers who have committed no crime and yet have the capacity to murder millions. Worse, nobody knows who will turn on their comrades next…