Meet Lance Priest.
He is 21, a college student and part-time used car salesman. He is also a talented liar, a gifted storyteller and a human chameleon with an ironic nickname – Preacher. He may just be the one person CIA legend Geoffrey Seibel has been seeking for decades.
Lance may be THE PERFECT CANDIDATE.
To prove he has what it takes, Lance must pull off impossible covert missions and defeat deadly operatives plotting to sell nuclear warheads to a murderous regime on the eve of Operation Desert Storm.
There is no guarantee Lance will succeed, let alone survive. If Seibel’s training doesn’t kill him, a deadly Saudi assassin and a pair of lethal former KGB agents just might. And then there is Marta Sidorova, a rogue KGB operative who kills almost everyone she meets. Things will get messy.
Life will never be the same for Lance. But in a perilous world where ruthless killers don’t play by the rules, it is good to have a natural born killer like Lance on your side.
From Tulsa, Oklahoma to Dallas to Washington, D.C. to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baghdad, Lance travels a path he never imagined. He joins the Army as his cover, trains with elite espionage operatives and uses his innate skills to learn Russian and Arabic. His journey, always guided by Seibel, takes him far from home and deep into a world few will ever see.
Spies, assassins, terrorists, Delta Forces, and others populate this secret, clandestine and dangerous world where life and death are separated by the razor sharp edge of a blade or the sound of a silenced bullet.
Lance will need to master this world using his unique talents. Preacher’s ability to see the environment around him like looking down on a map gives him a unique perspective. A lifetime of running gives him a fitness level above most, as well as a “cranial clock” always keeping time. The almost constant soundtrack playing in his head sometimes gets in the way, but that’s just Lance.