A man on a mission of destruction. The female sniper who must stop him. And the bullet they share. Joe Klingler’s debut novel twists from the shadows of a war long past to Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two warriors face off. Both skilled at violence. And deception. Both accustomed to winning. Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Demon. Claire Ferreti, the woman who will soon hunt him, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young General whose specialty is rarely discussed. When a boy finds a small machine, the rider and sniper embark on a collision course that leads to a typhoon-ravaged jungle, a test of skill and ideology, and Claire’s unconscious body being transported on a two-wheeled ride in impossible conditions. In an instant she becomes the hunted, a tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat as the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets where political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel.