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February 1991: Cale Caldwell is a talented young advertising executive serving in the Army Reserves when Operation Desert Storm begins. He is called up to active duty and assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group in Saudi Arabia. His job: to use his persuasive talents to create propaganda leaflets designed to convince Iraqi soldiers to surrender. Cale is remarkably successful: 87,000 enemy troops surrender without firing a shott--one quarter of the entire Iraqi army.
Present day: More than a decade has passed since Operation Desert Storm, and Cale now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. His beloved wife, Hannah, was killed in an automobile accident, leaving him to raise a fourteen-year-old daughter alone. Cale's relationship with his daughter is strained to the breaking point; she blames him for the death of her mother. Cale's whole life seems to be unraveling before his eyes. One misfortune follows another, and it seems as if life itself is conspiring against him--until he receives a visit from a former colleague in the 4th PsyOps Group, who reveals to Cale that his misfortunes are not accidents at all. They are part of a carefully conceived plan, a psychological attack mounted by a former colonel in the Iraqi army whose unit was once decimated by Cale's propaganda leaflets. His goal is to psychologically devastate Cale until he has nothing left to live for--until he willingly takes his own life. Now Cale and his old colleague must find this man before he completes his plan and destroys both Cale and his young daughter.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Fiction.
Psychological warfare -- Fiction.
Information warfare -- Fiction.