With tensions simmering in the Middle East, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is instructed to form a group of clandestine operatives - men who work under the radar and do not exist. She finds just the candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.
Two hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, with thousands of friends and family left searching for comfort. Gifted college student Mitch Rapp was one of them. But he wasn't interested in solace. He wanted revenge.
Six months later, after intense training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul where he tracks down the arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the attack. Rapp then moves on to Europe, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn't know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap.
The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive...