In late 2009, CIA officers in
Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest
confidence. But the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew
himself up, the station’s most senior officers died with him.Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and the CIA’s chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened—if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.
When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. But once there he finds a vipers’ nest of hostility and mistrust—and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation involving the Agency, the military, and the Taliban. Americans are dying, an American is responsible, and only John Wells stands in his way ... for now.
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