Once again, Gene Ligotti has taken ordinary people and placed them in extraordinary circumstances. This exciting suspense thriller continues in Ligotti’s special genre of presenting exceptional and unusual suspense thrillers. Picture this if you will . . . a husband and wife plan a vacation in Europe. They are a typical American couple who could be you and your spouse or anyone of your neighbors. Kathleen and Vincent Matteo saved and scrimped for a long time and truly looked forward to seeing the European countries and all they offered. What happened to them was totally unexpected. Landing at Heathrow Airport in London, Vincent has an odd confrontation that troubles him, but he puts it out of his mind. He hopes the incident is behind him. But three days later, when in Paris, Kathleen disappears. Vince spends the next couple of days in a frantic search for his wife, but he only finds out that she has been captured by terrorists, and for the most unusual reason. Working with agents of the CIA and Mossad, Vince, putting his life in danger while masquerading as the ISIS leader he looks like, travels through several countries visiting terrorist training camps and ISIS meetings in search of Kathleen. In turn, Kathleen, realizing her predicament, attempts to escape many times. You will sympathize with Vincent, our unlikely hero, as he is forced into clandestine activities he knows nothing about and is frustrated time and time again. The final exciting conflict with the actual leader is spell-binding. Can Vince prove he is the true leader and save his wife when confronted by the real leader? With his mind as his only true weapon, can he outwit those looking to defeat him? Gene Ligotti has created exceptional characters, and the character building of a young Arab girl is amazing. Once again, Ligotti has created a true page turner—a book you will not be able to put down.