Cole Ransom was tired from the long flight, though not too tired to admire the functional design of the airport. (from the first line)
From the Publisher:
Gideon Davis's behind-the-scenes negotiating skills have earned him the role of peacemaker in conflicts around the globe. But his more practical, tactical skills come into play when he's called on to chaperone a rogue agent from Southeast Asia to D.C. The agent, Tillman Davis, has promised to turn himself in - but only to his brother, Gideon. And when the plan for Tillman's surrender goes awry, Gideon is forced to embrace his dark side.
"First-time novelist Howard Gordon is best known as a writer and executive producer on 24, and it's impossible not to draw connections between the show and the book. Gideon fits easily into the Jack Bauer mold: the world-weary warrior with a troubled family history who doesn't want to kill anyone, but keeps getting stuck in situations where there's no other choice....WAR is a surprisingly fun ride....lean, well-paced...." - Zack Handlen 01/27/2011