In the Hindu Kush Mountains that divide Afghanistan from Pakistan, a new Islamic prophet plans the destruction of the Great Satan. The prophet Khalid Ibn'abd Al-aziz Assaud reveals that Allah has shown him the path to a new Islamic order. He intends to create a new Islamic world by bringing the wrath of Allah down on the infidels in ways they don't expect.
Educated in the United States and tempered in the wars of Afghanistan, Assaud knows America's military strengths and its economic weaknesses. Americans' dreams are kept alive with debt-if you destroy the banks of the United States, you bring down the enemy. Dr. Ross Palmer, a decorated Marine and noted economist, leads an elite unit of the Federal Reserve. Formed to respond quickly to attacks on United States financial institutions, the unit has worked only on simulations-until now. The first attack by Assaud is aimed at the world's oil supply. Assaud's second assault, a nationwide cyber-attack on the credit system, proves much more difficult for Dr. Palmer's team.
In response to this final attack the Federal Reserve is forced to close all of the nation's banks. Can that halt the slide, or will America descend into another great depression? Either way, life in the United States is about to change.