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On a picture-perfect day, a day cruise ship is hijacked off the coast of Clearwater, Florida and wired with explosives. At the same time car bombs explode across America-lots of car bombs including the DEA Headquarters in Virginia. As theseMoreOn a picture-perfect day, a day cruise ship is hijacked off the coast of Clearwater, Florida and wired with explosives. At the same time car bombs explode across America-lots of car bombs including the DEA Headquarters in Virginia. As these startling revelations unfold, the perpetrators turn out to be a rogue army of Mexican narco-guerrillas formerly trained in the US to combat Mexicos drug mafia. Now working for the cartels, the Los Zetas have joined forces with Al-Qaeda to exact the release of Juan Carlos Alvarez-the most feared and revered drug lord in the Western Hemisphere. For Captain Skip Myles, the situation transcends belief. The unimaginable shock of losing his vessel to armed terrorists-in Florida waters no less, a mere ten miles from port-has left him a bewildered captive on his own ship. When he doesnt come home from his evening cruise, his worried wife calls her ex-Navy SEAL brother in Detroit. That evening Cal rushes to her side and later embarks on a mission to rescue Skip himself-convinced that if he doesnt, no one else will. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Ray Hanna has the ship surrounded but finds himself on a political leash. He cant release Alvarez and he cant storm the ship without risking the 218 passengers. When the hijackers begin blowing up passengers one-by-one wearing lifejackets rigged with C-4-makeshift suicide bomber vests-Hanna receives 24 hours to end the standoff or lose his command, leaving him with just one unthinkable choice. Later that night, armed with a black-market Uzi and some borrowed scuba gear, Cal falls back into the Gulf of Mexico for his two-mile underwater swim to the Majestic Star, plunging headlong into a three-way Armageddon between the US Coast Guard, Al-Qaeda, and the Mexican Mafia. WIRED is an explosive new thriller about love, fear, self-doubt, determination, and self-sacrifice. Its about how a single event can change the fragile landscape of ordinary peoples lives. It is a compelling modern-day saga that deals head-on with the proliferation of drug violence spilling across the U.S.-Mexican border.