Luke Dantry tells people he has a job on the cutting edge of the war on terror—only he knows it’s nowhere near as adrenaline-filled as he makes it sound. Luke’s nightly task working for his stepfather’s Washington think tank: Go undercover from the anonymous safety of his computer and seek out a wide spectrum of extremists who vent and organize online—a group he comes to call the “Night Road.” Now and then he encounters someone who may have the capability to make good on his threats, but Luke figures that the vast majority of his targets are simply frustrated malcontents.
When Luke is kidnapped at gunpoint and left for dead in an isolated cabin deep in the woods, he realizes his work has made him a target, and that the Night Road is far more organized than he thought—and much closer to home than he could have ever imagined. After a daring escape, with both the Night Road and the police on his heels, he must quickly decipher a complex, murderous, and global web of connections that takes him to Chicago, New York, and Paris. The final questions extend deep into his own past, and Luke alone may hold the key to stopping the Night Road before their horrifying plans turn America—and the world—into a battlefield forever.