An Iraqi garrison commander in Mosul collapses, dying in convulsions. A Kurd leader dies the same way a week later in Al Qimishli, Syria. A Sunni leader in Aleppo, Syria and a Shiite near Damascus follow suit. One by one, the opponents of Syria's Assad are biting the dust. Their killer? A nuclear-powered terminator flying high and swift, a tiny stealthy bird that carries death behind its eyes. You can't see it. You can't hear it. But it knows you. And now the bird's creator has an agenda of his own. He is bringing his killer to America and starting it off on his own enemies list. Only Ben Ullmer, an aerosystems engineer contacted by the NSA, can uncover the destroyer's design, capabilities, and maker. But first he must enlist the man who stole Black Stealth One in the battle to stop the world's most devastating aircraft.