It didn't look good. The last message Washington received from the U.S. ship Regulus reported an unidentified aircraft approaching with unclear intentions. Then nothing. Another ship was sent to investigate, but all the crew found was wreckage floating in the Persian Gulf. Suspicions immediately turned to a terrorist attack. The military and the intelligence community scrambled for answers, but they found only more questions. From the Middle East to Europe, from Washington conference rooms to the Oval Office, global tensions were quickly rising, and all hell would break out when they reached the...Crisis Point.