Featuring three stories, this work talks about three people and a desperate race for survival in a country in the midst of war. Nick Scott fought in the SAS during the first Gulf War. Captured and tortured, he was left a broken man. His daughter Sarah Scott is a beautiful young scientist who has cracked one of the scientific secrets of the age. Now, she has vanished. Her lover Jed Bradley is one of the SAS's toughest young agents, dropped behind enemy lines in the build up to the Iraq War to find the truth about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Caught up in a global power play, Nick and Jed must fight their way through a war-ravaged Iraq as the regime of Saddam Hussein collapses around them. It is a desperate race to find the woman they both love. And to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.
Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq, of which three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS. Stephen Tompkinson rose to fame after his roles in Drop the Dead Donkey and BBC drama Ballykissangel. He has since starred in a number of TV comedies and dramas, including In Deep, Wild at Heart, and The Taming of the Shrew and appeared in such West End productions as Tartuffe, Arsenic and Old Lace and Art. He also starred in the feature films, Brassed Off, Hotel Splendide and Treacle.