By the time she was twenty six Sarah’s life seemed exactly as she had imagined it would be. She was living in New York City, her paintings were selling, she was making a name for herself among the beautiful people in the progressive art world in Milan and New York, and she’d met a man she was beginning to fall in love with.
But when her younger sister Lisa dies at age 20 in a car crash, Sarah cannot stop blaming herself for Lisa’s death. She knew her younger sister was competing with her, living too fast, and taking too many risks. But Sarah had never taken the time to be the big sister she should have been. Now it was too late.
Sarah stops painting, distances herself from her father and mother, breaks up with Achille, the man she thought she might spend the rest of her life with, and settles into a life of art gallery management. Not long afterward, Sarah’s mother dies, and her father retires from his prestigious position at Eurovest in Geneva and takes an adjunct faculty position at an obscure university.
Sarah resolves to reconnect with her father, and over time they manage to do so. Then one wintry night he talks with unaccustomed candor to Sarah. About himself, about Sarah’s mother, and Sarah’s sister Lisa. Sarah learns that the past she thought she knew is subtly darker than the pleasant images in her memories.
Sarah is left with questions she has been avoiding her whole life: who am I and who do I want to be?
Top secret intelligence indicates North Korea is readying a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile for launch, target unknown. Against Defense Department orders, US Navy Admiral Hallam takes it on himself to send a clandestine SEAL team into North Korea to stop the launch.
JD Iselin and the mercenaries of his private military company, Iselin Security Options, have been called in to deal with a situation more secret, more dangerous, and more complex than any he has dealt with before. With the world’s oil supply hanging in the balance, every decision JD’s team makes must be the right one.