When the coalition of Allied Forces established an international zone in Iraq, they meant to bring peace to the region. They were succeeding until the moment something hulked into the zone and detonated a nuclear bomb. The last images from the area prior to the blast are t of drones or the trail of an ICBM. Instead they show a solitary figure carrying the ermous weapon to the soon-to-be ground zero on its back. Consulting an ancient prophecy, scholars warn that an ancient evil has returned, wielding the power to raise the dead to do its bidding. Major Jack Hammerson, leader of the elite commandos kwn as the HAWCs kws that only one one soldier is up to the task. But he cant do it alone. Alex Hunter, the Arcadian, teams up with old ally and Mossad spy Adira Senesh to unravel the age-old prophecy, tracing it back to the very heart of madness. Perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, Steve Alten, Myke Cole, Graham Masterton, James Rollins and Michael Crichton.