Success in a secret operation could be his redemption...
But to get inside the mysterious group known as The Chapter, he'll have to become one of them.
Kade Sims is a young former intelligence officer, recruited by the FBI to secretly collect evidence of organized crime at an agricultural biotech company in rural Oregon. But when he uncovers the activities of a high-tech militia and an imminent threat to the nation, he realizes he's the only one who has a chance to stop a savage terror attack already in progress.
And when he's made an associate of The Chapter, Kade will learn there's no escaping their network...
"Donnie Brasco meets a quirky Jack Ryan Jr." in Measure of Danger, the page-turning, riveting debut technothriller by Jay Klages.
“Measure of Danger blends intelligence ops, frightening technology and corporate intrigue in an inventive thriller that tightens its grip with each page. The plot will keep you guessing, but it’s the equally unpredictable Kade Sims who makes this adventure such a fun one.” -- Bob Mayer, NY Times Bestselling Author
"A RIVETING THRILLER. MOVE OVER CLANCY AND CHILD!" -- Kirkus Reviews
"Debut author Klages is a former military intelligence officer and clearly knows his stuff. The characters are convincing, the dialogue realistic, the detail plentiful and the pace relentless...Klages has enough twists in the plot to keep the reader guessing, and the way he uses technology to spur the action is both innovative and believable. There is nuance too. His villains aren't one-dimensional lunatics; we see snippets of their humanity even as they plot destruction." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Strong characterization, a sense of place and purpose, and an evolving technological threat together make Measure of Danger a strong recommendation for any reader of high-technology thrillers; especially prior fans of Tom Clancy, Jack Higgins, Robin Cook and others writing in this vein." -- Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"Measure of Danger becomes so enthralling that it's hard to believe Jay Klages hasn't been publishing military thrillers for years." -- Red City Review
"Measure of Danger, Jay Klages' debut novel is a page-turning techno-thriller written by a former military intelligence officer and a West Point graduate. Klages' experience and expertise is revealed with his believable dialog, details, and operative descriptions...thriller readers will be glued to the pages to find out what happens next as the plot twists and spins with unrelenting action and surprise as the pieces and clues come together." -- Chanticleer Book Reviews
"The plot will keep readers riveted with lots of twists, turns, action and thrills." -- Readers' Favorite
MEASURE OF DANGER achieved a #1 Amazon bestseller ranking in Technothriller in August 2014 and #3 in Espionage Thriller. It rose as high as #84 in Amazon overall for paid sales.
MEASURE OF DANGER was acquired by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing, in a book deal to republish the ebook in print and digital. Publication date is June 16, 2015.
MEASURE OF DANGER won Honorable Mention in the Genre Fiction category of the 2014 Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
MEASURE OF DANGER won a silver medal in the 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the Thriller-Terrorism category.