CHAPTERS/EXCERPTS (click on images to read excerpts)
1. MANHATTAN MURDER
A young woman is found horrifically murdered in a seedy hotel near Ground Zero. She lies face down in a pool of acid, features melted off her face, teeth missing, fingerprints gone. The room has been sprayed down with DNA-eradicating antiseptic spray. All the techniques are pulled directly from Pilgrim's book, a cult classic of forensic science written under a pen name.
2. SAUDI EXECUTION
A father is publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. His son bears witness to it all and vows vengeance. Everything in the Saracen's life from this moment forward will be in service to jihad.
3. SYRIAN ENUCLEATION
A notorious Syrian biotech expert is found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard, strips of flesh ripped from his face. His last thought before his world goes black is that he's in the hand of a master.
4. AFGHAN REMAINS
Smoldering human remains are found on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. Pilgrim realizes that the pieces that form this puzzle are recognized by him alone—and now he's on a collision course headed directly towards the Saracen which could mean the end of everything.