I enjoyed this book very much. The author calls his protagonist an anti-hero, I guess that is a pretty good desciption. The author did a good job of making like the bad guy and yet like the good guys too. It made for fun and interesting reading.
A secret department of Homeland Security is recruiting agents to work undercover in the Middle East and the director wants his second-in-command, Matt Egan, to bring aboard his old friend Fade.
He seems perfect for the job. An ex-Navy SEAL, Fade is the son of Syrian immigrants and speaks perfect Arabic. The trouble is, he retired after being shot in the back during an off the books mission and still holds a grudge against the U.S. government for refusing to pay for an experimental surgery that could have helped him.
Now Fade lives the life of a hermit, waiting for the bullet lodged near his spine to paralyze him. The last thing he wants to hear is that his country needs him—least of all from his ex-best friend Matt Egan, whom he holds responsible for his condition.
When Homeland Security goes around Egan and tries to "persuade" Fade to join the team, they inadvertently start the bloody war that Fade has been waiting years to fight. A war that the government, with all its resources, may not be able to win.
The chase is on. Will Egan be able to find his friend-turned-fugitive before Fade can take the ultimate revenge?