In the Middle East, following the Gulf War of 1991, unknown terrorists kidnap a Russian delegation visiting Syria and the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his staff. Three men come together to find and rescue these hostages: Col. Ulm, a US special operations officer, his Russian counterpart, Col. Shabanov, and Tom Girling, correspondent for a British news magazine.

Girling may have the clue to the abductions and those responsible, information from a journalist friend in the Middle East who has told him about a powerful group calling themselves “Angels of Judgment” and their leader, “The Sword.” But very little is known about this group, and the correspondent who provided the information has disappeared himself. Girling has much more than a journalistic interest in terrorism – his wife was killed by a band of terrorists as he was forced to watch, helpless to try to prevent her death.


Nick Cook

Nick is an author of twenty fiction and non-fiction titles in the US and the UK, including several ghost-written Sunday Times bestsellers. He is well known for his ground-breaking, best-selling non-fiction work, The Hunt For Zero Point. He has also written, produced and presented two feature-length documentaries for the History and Discovery channels.

As an accomplished keynote speaker, Nick imparts his wealth of experience passionately on issues such as global challenges, sustainability, defence and security, the future of technology, the power of story – and (tapping the theme of his new, fact-based thriller The Grid) the human mind itself.

In 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Nick launched, via NickCook.Works, a ‘Call to Action’ for cross-sector solutions to Global Challenges fuelled by the power of Aerospace and Defence sector science and technology. For more on this, please click here.