The first in a new series of thrillers for Tom Clancy, in the tradition of the OP-CENTRE books. It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia’s president has plunged the former Soviet Union into chaos. Dissident groups fight to tear down a shaky governmentand terrorists take their deadly campaign to America. Against this turmoil, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation in jeopardy. Determined to protect his staff, Gordian calls upon his crisis control team to intervene.But Gordian doesn’t realise how far the terrorists will go – and how much he has to lose . . .