NASA scientist Kate Foster is having a really, really bad day. Her billion dollar satellite has been hijacked. The hijackers also kidnapped her right-hand man. And Kate may have a traitor on her team...
Only Kate's quick thinking has kept the hijackers from using the satellite as a deadly weapon so far... but it's just a matter of days before they crack her simple code. Chasing around the globe with one know-it-all counterterrorist expert to retrieve the satellite may just shred her last nerve, but Kate's got to keep a cool head while they are in HOT PURSUIT.
KATE FOSTER is Chief Mission Engineer for NASA's Project Heat Wave. While orbiting the Earth, its sophisticated equipment tests the use of high levels of microwave energy as an alternate power source for industry and communities. But terrorists attack the site, killing members of the team and stealing a computer memory stick that allows them to control the satellite's energy and use it as a deadly weapon against innoncents on the ground. Kate, with the help of Daniel Rooker (a counter-terrorist expert), the police, Homeland Security, the FBI and the Italian Carabiniere, must must force herself to extraordinary physical and emotional limits to stop the man who is ultimately behind the extortion plot earning him billions of dollars in return for the safetry of American citizens.