Perched on the edge of the Sahara Desert, Timbuktu was once the seat of the wealthiest empire on Earth, trading in gold, salt, ivory, and that most terrible of commodities, slaves. Today, it has become a place of unspeakable violence, caught in the grip of an endless holy war. Scott Devlon, mountaineer and director of Project: RESCUE, has come to Timbuktu on an errand of mercy. A group of scholars working to help restore the city’s cultural heritage has been taken hostage by extremists. The Project: RESCUE team sent to secure their release has gone silent.
Danger has always been Devlon’s traveling companion, and this journey is no exception. When a chance encounter in Mumbai sparks his interest in a mysterious charitable organization called ONE WORLD, Devlon finds himself the target of an unknown enemy. After narrowly escaping death in a roadside bomb attack, Devlon is pursued across the globe - from India to Latin America. With every new clue he uncovers, the danger escalates. To learn the terrible secret behind ONE WORLD, Devlon will journey into the deadliest places on earth.
I can’t give up - won’t give up. As an operative for the Defense Intelligence Agency, failure is not an option. My team, my unit, and innocent lives are all counting on me. Delivering safety is the only endgame. But when this particular mission takes us into the Andes Mountains to rescue an abducted research team, it’s only the beginning of peril and mystery.