SYNOPSIS

POWER DOWN

A tightly-coordinated series of attacks shatters America’s energy-producing capacity, bringing the country’s largest energy company to its knees.

Beneath a mammoth oil platform off the coast of Colombia, a cell of terrorists strikes the hemisphere’s largest petroleum field and America’s hope for a new source of non-Mideast oil for generations to come.  In remote northern Canada, a major hydroelectric facility is targeted by a pair of suicide bombers.  In Aspen, a lone assassin snowshoes silently through a Colorado snowstorm toward the ski house of the company’s vacationing CEO.  The night’s orchestrated destruction comes swiftly, anonymously, without trace.  But when no one stands up to take credit for the terror what quickly emerges is a deadly guessing game to find out who is behind the destruction — and what’s coming next.

And against the bloody backdrop, America’s best hope emerges from the unlikeliest of places: an anonymous oil platform worker named Dewey Andreas, a former U.S. soldier — a Delta commando — who survives the attack and vows to find out who is behind the death of his men.  Calling on skills long-dormant, Dewey fights his way off the platform, following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him.

Meanwhile, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna — an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business — works to set into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks.  But Dewey’s unexpected survival interrupts Fortuna’s brilliantly-designed plan.  Soon the two men are in a race against time; Fortuna to set off the next stage of attacks, Dewey to find the terrorist before it’s too late.

From the palaces of Saudi Arabia to the corridors of Washington power, from the dangerous alleyways of Colombia to the cane fields of Cuba, from the board rooms of Wall Street to the mansions of East Hampton, POWER DOWN offers a searing glimpse into an all-too-possible future, in which enemies hide in plain sight, the innocent are sacrificed, and America’s last hope, as always, rests in the hands of one of its own, a patriot, willing to risk it all for the country he loves.