Zeb Carter and his team have targets painted on their backs even before they arrive in Australia and New Zealand vacation.
Failure isn't an option for them.
For their enemies, killing Zeb is the only option.
Australia and New Zealand are under attack.
Mysterious organized criminal gangs are stealing Uranium from their mines. Their internet, government and large private institutions are continually being cyber-attacked. Their economies are tanking. The social media in the two countries are filled with bots that are sowing mistrust and fueling civil unrest, riots and lone-shooter killings.
Their Western allies and NATO are worried. These seem to be coordinated acts to bring down the countries' governments.
Is some nation state behind them? Have organized crime outfits gotten together for the ultimate heist?
Whoever it is, they have to act fast otherwise. The two countries are part of Five Eyes, the largest intelligence alliance in the world.
The world is already on edge. If the two countries' implode, the geo-political balance around the planet could forever change for the worse.
It is not an assignment Zeb and his team would take up. They are in the country however, on vacation, and they get greenlighted.
And then the mining truck crushes Zeb's ride, with him in it.
Zeb and his team return in Highwire, with Ty Patterson's signature edge-of-the-seat writing style and razor-sharp action.
'Up there with Lee Child, Brad Thor and Gregg Hurwitz'