Northwestern Iran, near the border of Turkey.
An IRA terrorist, a Chechen rebel, and the president of Iran hold a secret meeting. Little do they realize that they are being watched.
Irish journalist Michael Shea has been tracking his IRA bomber uncle for years, intent on settling a personal score. He never expected to stumble onto the biggest story of his life: a plot to smuggle nuclear material into Iran.
Shea is discovered and marked for death before he can expose the conspiracy to the world. On the run from the Iranian secret service, his only chance for survival lies with Neda Ghazali, a beautiful mystic and a member of an ancient sect of Zoroastrians-the Golden Dawn.
For Centuries, the Golden Dawn has guarded an ancient secret: the identity of a true leader, the Mahdi, who is fated to appear before the End Times. Now the president of Iran is exploiting the sacred prophecy for his own evil gains, and soon he’ll have nuclear weapons behind him.
A trail of bodies is left behind in Iran, Turkey, Italy, Chechnya, and Northern Ireland as Shea fights to report the truth- before Neda’s cataclysmic prophecy comes true.