On a secret DEA anti-drug mission, former U.S. Navy intelligence officer Maximilian Koga is attacked by a radical Islamic terror group and many of his DEA teammates are killed. Koga, the only survivor, is taken prisoner and tortured for several days—only to be broomed from the DEA due to mental trauma suffered during his captivity. One of his disorders is a form of synesthesia that causes his vision to take on a red tint when he’s under fire—similar to the “red mist” experienced by racing drivers when they lose all sense of self-preservation to win a race at any cost.
Then come the mysterious visits from his dead colleagues. What do they want? What do they have to say?
Max must prevent a terror attack at the Los Angeles Auto Show and rescue an FBI agent who’s been kidnapped to China. At an abandoned airfield outside of Beijing, the stage is set for a showdown with North Koreans, a Mexican drug cartel, and Chinese military officials fueled by greed and ambition.
Sam Mitani is a Japanese-American, naturalized when he was two years old. After graduating from college with a BA in Journalism, he joined Road & Track magazine, where he ultimately became the International Editor. Sam’s responsibilities included covering and test driving cars from around the world, especially those from Japan. He also contributed to magazines in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan.