the thunderingly suspenseful new thriller from the New York times bestselling author of Flash Point and Fallout. A tale of electrifying suspense, deadly intrigue and high-flying adventure, the Shadows of Power is the third book in Huston's bestselling Power series. the action returns to Washington and introduces a new character, Kent Rathman aka 'the Rat', who works in the shadows of several government branches. When the Rat's Annapolis roommate, an F/A-18 pilot, is attacked in mid-air by an Algerian fighter, he downs the jet - setting off an international incident that will make him, the Navy's Blue Angels, and the US targets of a diabolical plan. to save his country and his friend, Rat must devise a brilliant counter-strike . a mission in which failure means death.