September 1999: A series of apartment bombings in Moscow shock the world. The Russian government immediately blames Chechen terrorists, and Oleg Kraskin—a sharp young lawyer in love with the president's daughter—has no reason to doubt it. Yet when he joins the First Family of Russia, and the president's personal staff, he has no idea how radically the bombings will one day alter the course of world events. Or what role he himself will play.
September 2001: Just after the Twin Towers and the Pentagon are attacked, Marcus Ryker enlists in the Marines and is sent to Afghanistan to defend his country. In time, he joins the United States Secret Service and works his way up to the elite Presidential Protection Detail. It's his dream job, until a tragic accident causes him to rethink his priorities.
Neither Marcus nor Oleg is aware of just how much they themselves will change history when their paths cross.
Russia's president is a rising czar determined to restore his country to her former greatness—and he will stop at nothing to do so. Even risk nuclear war.
Now Marcus has to make the most important decision of his life. Would it ever be right to assassinate a single leader if it could prevent a genocide? If it is, then everything he's learned to protect our president, he'll need to take out theirs.