After six years in deep cover to penetrate the IRA, Max Avery was a man on the edge. A man starting to crack who wanted out. But London and Washington had other ideas. Iraq had invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein threatened a terror strike to win him the Gulf War before it began. They needed a stalking horse to get close to the enemy - and Avery was their man. Whether he liked it or not. Plunged into a nightmare mission with the SAS and the American Delta Force, Avery finds his wife, his future and his very life on the line.