Eric Steele and author Sean Parnell are the real deal. (Lee Child)
Special operative Eric Steele, introduced in Man of War, is on the hunt for a formidable Russian terrorist in this high-intensity tale of international intrigue from the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Outlaw Platoon.
Badly injured while stopping a rogue agent from obtaining weapons of mass destruction, elite warrior Eric Steele is drawn back into service before hes ready when unknown assailants break into his home near Pittsburgh, injuring his mother and stealing his fathers pistol.
An Alpha – an elite soldier under the direct command of the president of the United States – Steele is hell-bent on finding the attackers and bringing them to justice. While tracking his foe, Steele discovers hes become entangled in a far more sinister plan thats already been set in motion.
A terrorist named Zakayev, once locked away in a maximum-security prison in Russia, has escaped and joined forces with Hassan Sitta, a man whos shown his prowess and ingenuity with a spectacular bomb planted somewhere in the Middle East that hasnt been ignited – and no one can find. But that is only the beginning of a horrifying plan that, if it succeeds, will shatter international alliances and bring the world to the brink of war.
Now, the hunted must turn the tables on the hunter – Steele must find a way to stay alive and stop Zakayev before innocent lives are lost.
Narrator: R. C. Bray
Duration: 9 hours 48 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2009