The United States and Russia have joined forces to form the International Peacekeeping Force, a body created by the Athens Peace Conference in the wake of nuclear war in the Middle East. Assigned control of every nation's orbiting nuclear hardware, the International Peacekeeping Force's brief is to prevent any military action across national borders, anywhere in the world. Period. The IPF is capable of dealing with the normal run of chicanery.
But, when super-terrorist Jamal Shamar makes off with the world's last half-dozen nuclear warheads, a new force is needed: mercenaries. An elite clandestine force available to anyone, anywhere, as long as the cause is world peace.
The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Dr. Ben Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.
President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space."
His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor of ANALOG and OMNI and an executive in the aerospace industry.
Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and popular lecturer.