The most daring - and deadly - terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States. If it succeeds, the balance of nuclear power will change for ever. And it looks as if no one can stop it - except Navy pilot Jake Grafton. Grafton is one helluva pilot and his F-14 Tomcat is one helluva plane. But some of Jake's crewmates have already vanished. And a woman reporter who boarded the ship in Tangiers may not be who she claims to be. Jake Grafton may have to disobey a direct order from the President himself for one spine-tingling, hair-raising, final flight.