The bell rings at midnight, as death requires it. " Irish proverb From the dean of intrigue novelists ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch") comes a knife-edge story of terrorism and revenge. In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the Prime Minister s private army, fresh from defeating a deadly 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 special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. He knows he s right the nation will thank him later. 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. Filled with event, driven by characters of complexity and passion, "The Midnight Bell "is a remarkable novel from the architect of the modern thriller ("The Huffington Post).""