In the pitch-black cargo hole of the Pakistani airline freighter crossing the Atlantic, a wooden crate filled with levers for a weaving machine also had another object buried inside.
If it makes it to its delivery point, an American city would become uninhabitable for a century. 'Retribution' is more than the story of a deep-cover mission to stop a terrorist with a core stolen from an Islamabad nuclear weapon.
It is the story of an operative who does more to flush out the target than he does to hunt and chase.
He becomes a carrier of a highly contagious strain of a deadly disease.