Robert Gallant, author
Travis Weld, leader of a clandestine government team, kills a former Russian KGB officer smuggling two nuclear bombs into the United States. But one bomb has already been delivered. Who has the bomb and what is their target? Chesney Barrett, a beautiful environmental graduate student who earlier helped Weld track down an illicit drug operation in the Louisiana Atchafalaya Basin (Satan's Stronghold), agrees to pursue the one clue to the bomb owner's identity. Chesney's search leads her to the Global Alliance of Environmentalists (GALE), currently protesting against expansion of Titan Petroleum's refinery north of New Orleans. But surely GALE's charismatic leader Stuart Kramer would never detonate a nuclear bomb. Then eco-radical Brian Forsyth joins the protests. He probably owns the bomb. As the confrontation with Titan Petroleum escalates, Chesney must decide whether to tell Kramer about her suspicions of Forsyth. If Kramer already knows, she'll be killed. If she doesn't warn him, Forsyth will use GALE as a cover for exploding the bomb. The impatient Weld is preparing a desperate ploy that will likely get both of them killed. And the adversary has a secret that could change everything.