In The Lions of Lucerne, Agent Scot Harvath made a vow to personally kill or capture all those involved with the president's kidnapping. As he prepares to close out his list, he has one final question: Who ambushed the American Special Forces team, code name "Rapid Return," in Syria? Only Gerhard Miner (the Lions' leader), awaiting trial in a maximum sercurity facility in Switzerland, knows for sure. Before Harvath can get to him, Miner is assassinated and a bloody trail of clues point toward the world's most feared terrorist. As this man prepares an ingenious assassination plot to ignite the dreaded Muslim Holy War against America and her allies, Harvath and his team known as "Operation Phantom," are in a desperate race against time to identify him and take him out before it's too late. Their only problem is...they have no idea what he looks like. Left with no alternative, Harvath recruits and trains hijacking victim Meg Cassidy -- the only person who can positively identify their quarry. In a dance with death that will take them spinning out of control through North Africa, Capri, Italy's Amalfi Coast and finally to Rome's Vatican City, Scot Harvath and Meg Cassidy must hammer into place the pieces of a maddening puzzle that will test not only their ultimate physical and mental limits, but also the growing bond they feel for each other.