Rick had served in Iraq, written extensively about Islam and Arab nations, and risen to the rank of colonel in the Army Reserve-but he never expected to be thrown in the middle of an operation sparked by his own friend's murder by ISIS. Rick's friend, Ramzi, was brutally murdered, his body put on gruesome display in Egypt, all perhaps in retaliation for converting from Islam to Christianity. He had seen the underbelly of Islam, and decided following Christ was what his heart and soul needed to be free. He saw that it was less of a religion as it was a political movement-one with goals and policies he did not want to follow. And for this, he lost his life. His father lost a son. His wife lost a husband. His children lost a father. As Rick comes to terms with his friend's death, it becomes apparent that it is a symptom of a much larger problem that he must face. Will he find Ramzi's murderers and bring them to appropriate justice in a culture that sees apostates as deserving of such an end? Will he be able to orchestrate an operation to subvert a planned drone attack in the U.S. Luke Lloyd was trained as a Middle East specialist while serving in the U.S. Army. He holds an M.A. in Arab Studies from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Later he lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, & Egypt. U.S. assignments included the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Office of the Joint Chief of Staff (OJCS) in the Pentagon as well as the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF) that later became the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida where he retired. He has taught off and on at his church and at his Continuing Care Facility, Freedom Plaza, where he has resided since 2001. He has also been a frequent speaker in the Sun City Center, Florida area and has previously published two educational novels: Out of Darkness in 2009 and Baffling Puzzle in 2012. His books are available at www.Authourhouse.com and Amazon.com.