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How do you beat anyone who, with so much to live for, chooses to die?Navy Captain Owen Carmichael, currently residing in London, but soon to be returning stateside to serve as the Director of Operations at the National Counterterrorism Center in theMoreHow do you beat anyone who, with so much to live for, chooses to die?Navy Captain Owen Carmichael, currently residing in London, but soon to be returning stateside to serve as the Director of Operations at the National Counterterrorism Center in the DC Beltway, knows that terrorist attacks will continue until someone solves that riddle. The London Tube bombings during his tenure at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London have made him realize that counterterrorism is a whole new playing field, with stateless young men just as willing to die for a few victims on a bus as for thousands in the World Trade Tower.Not warming to the roll of “Minister without Portfolio,” Carmichael, together with Claire Trexler, a former cryptologic analyst, and NCIS Agent Gates Burgoyne launch an off-the-books investigation to identify and find a mystery terrorist who they believe to be tied to both 9/11 and the London Tube bombings. Carmichael must leverage his Royal College friendships to get assistance from European intelligence and law enforcement agencies in this quest.Carmichael aged 52 and a recent widower, now has little to look forward to except eventual retirement. That is, until he meets Realtor Sheila Feherty, who not only shows him the perfect house to buy, but also shows him how to again have a home and a happy relationship.And, that is, until a young man, formerly known as Cody Truman, but now going by the name Mustafa al-Benghazi appears on Carmichael’s radar. Mustafa may be the terrorist Carmichael is seeking. Even more worrisome is an apparent link between CIA Case Officer, Austin Gomez, and a Saudi Prince Fakiri, as the two of them seem to be assisting and protecting Mustafa, thereby facilitating his next terrorist plan.What are the odds that Carmichael and his team can find Mustafa before he executes an attack on American soil?