The fourth perimeter. The layer of security closest to the president of the United States. Practically impenetrable.
Kurt Ford's been a part of that security level as a Secret Service agent. So has his son, Collin.
But then Collin's found dead in his apartment. The police rule the death as a suicide. And Kurt begins a personal crusade to find out the truth.
The high regards Kurt holds for the government are quickly called into question when a close friend and fellow agent tells Kurt a conspiracy is at work. A conspiracy that leads straight to the desk of the president of the United States.
Did Collin see something he wasn't supposed to? Did a man in the position Kurt formerly put his life on the line for have one of his own agents killed?
Kurt shelves his grief and begins to plan the unthinkable: the assassination of the president. He knows security inside out and uses his years of experience in the business to prepare an elaborate plan, getting through the three outer circles of security, penetrating the fourth perimeter and still managing to escape alive.
Kurt Ford is no madman. He's an intelligent and successful man who's just as much a victim as his son is. That's what makes The Fourth Perimeter more than just another political thriller with an assassination plot.
Tim Green's crafted a supercharged novel with plenty of action and suspense. While Kurt's plan may seem extreme, the deep human characteristics of this fictional character easily make you sympathize and even root for Kurt's quest of justice.