Suicide terrorists gained control of the aircraft of 9/11 by cutting throats with knives and box cutters. Here's another surprise: they have a deadly new strain of swine flu.
A pharmaceutical profiteer has recruited a bent, egotistical scientist and a merciless terrorist to experiment on human subjects. At a secret camp hidden in Northern Ontario, using a low-tech method available to anyone, they are cultivating a lethal virus that will kill millions of people.
Businessman Morris Parker, ex-soldier, and his ex-army friends intervene in a robbery at the Cumberland Arms pub. Morris kills a gang member. A corrupt cop charges Morris with murder. The cop is delivering homeless people to the secret camp.
To save himself, Morris must uncover a plan for mass murder, and he cannot turn to the public authorities for help. Morris and friends face bureaucracy, corruption, and incompetence in a series of early defeats. The more they learn, the greater the danger.
In this game, Morris and his team must go all-in, and ultimately choose between self-preservation and self-sacrifice. The world faces a frightening new weapon of mass destruction.
Have our public authorities learned enough from 9/11 to prevent a recurrence? Morris and friends learn the unfortunate truth.
This novel has men who should listen to their wives, awkward moments, a weaponized coffee pot, Molotov cocktails, pigs with biosensors, geeks in Las Vegas, lunch with a prostitute, a drum solo, snipers, swine flu, the Boston Marathon, the American Revolution, a shootout on two skyscrapers, and a satisfying post-climax final scene where a minor but important character gets her revenge.