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Seemingly random terror attacks have been unleashed across the country and only one thread links them together, the number 1787. Secretly fighting a debilitating disease and down to his last chance for professional redemption, Cross partners with FBI Agent Tom Reynolds, a man whose devotion to his job threatens to upend his marriage, and his former fiancée, Anna Dunnings, a Pulitzer-prize winning war correspondent, a woman he won't let get away again.
The action criss-crosses the globe from the halls of power in D.C. to Afghanistan to militia headquarters in the Midwest to the City of Brotherly Love for one final stand. With everything on the line, can Cross solve the puzzle of 1787 or will the President unleash a top secret force of 10,000 anti-terror troops charged with one mission... preserve the nation at any cost or die trying?