Chain of Command : Burned out, on the edge of exhaustion, and still grieving over the sudden death of his wife, Bill Chandler stumbles across a beautiful stranger, barely alive, seemingly washed up on the beach. Fighting his natural impulse to run the other way, the wary engineer carries the young woman to safety, and that act of mercy changes his life forever. As senior research scientist for the Tel-Ray project, Bill has his hands on the most advanced, most coveted electronic surveillance apparatus in the world. The young woman's sudden appearance places him squarely in the crosshairs of an even more sinister and more terrifying plot. Hardcover, 351 pages.