Douglas Glenn Clark
The careful, well-crafted build-up chock full of fascinating characters--devious, intrepid and unexpectedly poignant--eventually crests and then pitches forward at a speed that very nearly makes the paper pages heat up and burn. The ties that bind America and France are stretched and frayed to the point of unleashing an anarchy that would be difficult for both nations to survive.
Izzy Stone, a top Secret Service agent, is in charge of a presidential visit to Paris. Without warning, a powerful French magistrate charges the U.S. President with war crimes and crimes against humanity after an American counterterrorist strike goes awry. Now Izzy finds herself in a bloody, desperate race to save POTUS from certain death. A lethal cat and mouse chase unfolds across the City of Lights as Izzy uses her knowledge of Paris' ancient catacombs, a buried chateau fort and the great Louvre to elude their pursuers. As France and the U.S. approach an unthinkable military confrontation and the world's powers move toward DEFCON ONE, only Izzy can prevent a global catastrophe.