"In Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues, fresh from defeating an al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger. In Washington, D.C., a CIA special projects director, frustrated at not getting presidential permission for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. Soon, the ripples from these events will meet and overlap, creating havoc in their wake. Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed—and the midnight bell will toll."--Page  of cover.