THE ULTIMATE HOSTAGE CRISIS
THE PLACE: The Pentagon. Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. The world's most safeguarded and secure building.
THE EVENT: An unprecedented gathering at which the military leaders of America and Europe are to welcome into NATO its most controversial new member -- Russia.
THE NIGHTMARE: In a breathtakingly precise split-second operation, a team of ruthless commandos takes over America's ultimate military command post -- from the inside. Within minutes, their hostages include the top military officials of more than twenty European nations, along with America's senior military commanders, the Vice President, the First Lady, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
THE STAKES: Higher than even the president can anticipate because the enemy commandos have also seized control of a top-secret orbital weapon -- codenamed "Quicksilver" -- powerful enough to decimate America and change the balance of power in the world forever!