By Todd Moss
An outstanding foreign mystery via the previous deputy assistant secretary of kingdom and writer of the nationwide bestseller The Golden Hour.
In the lifetime of each state, at a second of utmost nationwide disruption, there's a short interval of breakdown, while every little thing is doubtful, occasions can activate a dime. that's the second to behave, to form occasions how you want them to move. That is Minute Zero.
Fresh off the harrowing occasions of The Golden Hour, nation division difficulty supervisor Judd Ryker is unexpectedly thrown right into a fast constructing emergency in Zimbabwe, the place an established strongman is being challenged for the presidency. Rumors are flying furiously: armed gangs, army crackdowns, shady open air cash pouring in, and, most annoying for the U.S., studies of hugely enriched uranium leaking into the market.
And that’s all earlier than Ryker even lands within the nation. It will get a lot worse after that. If he can’t get regulate, form his Minute Zero, lots of people are going to die—not least of all himself.
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