Finally! weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - and secret location are revealed. After all, someone has to tell the truth. This is how the story begins - way back during the summer of 1998, an ex-Marine is abducted right out from under the noses of Washington's top brass, his wife put under house arrest, a ferocious pair of secret agents guarding the entrance, the American government pushing the sale of arms, providing the tyrant in Baghdad with everything required to build a nuclear weapon. All of it a tragic, bungling, bureaucratic error? It is the result of a treacherous plot engineered by the Iraqi secret service, or a wildly successful scam on the part of the United States. The hero is an ex-Marine who finds himself inexplicably shunted away, abandoned at the dropping off point, dumped onto the streets in Europe. No money, no credit cards, no passport. Doesn't speak the language, not a friend in sight. A frustrated, Washington wannabe - the kid doesn't have a clue. And yet, right across his abdomen - a mysterious incision. "What have they done to me?" An anguished cry that rebounds throughout...But it wasn't always as dark as all that.
Super-cool, confident, he had always been able to flourish - an operator of the highest order. At the office - an undying problem solver. On the battle field: unrequited ambition. Despite his participation in the Gulf War, he never saw any real action. At home - his marriage is in trouble, having lasted just long enough that the frills and romance have given way to a reality of frustration. Upwardly mobile, ambitious, his wife is sick and tired of playing the whore. In Baghdad, stumbling amidst a chilling labyrinth of tunnels - the conflagration takes hold.