By Dan Fesperman
From the generally acclaimed writer of The Prisoner of Guantánamo and The Double online game, an electrifying, well timed, psychologically gripping descent into the hidden, increasing international of drone warfare.
Not very some time past, Darwin Cole used to be an F-16 fighter pilot. He used to be a kinfolk guy. He was once on best of the realm. Now? He’s a washout inebriated with a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Air strength, residing on my own within the Nevada desolate tract and haunted through a picture beamed from considered one of his final missions as a “pilot” of a Predator drone—a harrowing shot of an Afghan baby working for her life.
When Cole is approached by way of 3 newshounds attempting to discover the id of the potentially rogue intelligence operative who known as the pictures in Cole’s ill-fated venture, Cole reluctantly consents to staff up with them.
But in our surveillance tradition, even the good intentioned are prone to locate themselves below scrutiny, working for his or her lives, in particular while the path they’re following results in the very middle of that culture—in intelligence, within the army, and one of the unchecked deepest contractors who stand to benefit richly from the advancing know-how . . . now not in simple terms to be used “over there,” yet for here, right away.