GROUND ZERO opens on September 11, 2001. A man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the South Tower to collapse, he thinks:
The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them—the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies and point fingers elsewhere, blaming the government or Big Oil or some other powerful but faceless entity. No one—absolutely no one—will guess the truth behind the who and the why of this day.
But years later, someone has started fitting together the pieces of the puzzle and anonymously posting her conclusions on the web. But she can’t stay anonymous forever. Someone has traced her and is after her. Jack becomes involved in her troubles and in the paranoid mazes of the 9/11 Truth Movement, where conspiracy theories point in every direction—left, right, up, down.
But they’re all wrong.
The truth is stranger, darker, and more evil than anyone can imagine. It involves the cosmic shadow war into which Jack has been drafted. And if the plot behind it—millennia in the planning—succeeds, it will forever change life on this Earth.
Those behind that plot will do anything to stop her. But they’ve made a fatal miscalculation. They don’t know about Jack. Like everyone else, they don’t know he exists. They think they’re hunting defenseless prey. The don’t know she has a guardian who is armed to the teeth and can be just as cold-blooded as they. Maybe more so.
“GROUND ZERO is another brilliantly conceived and written rock-your-socks-off thrill ride that brings the reader closer to a resolution of the cosmic mysteries that have been swirling around (Repairman) Jack.”
— The Tomb of Dark Delights
“In Ground Zero, Wilson has the throttle wide open as he hurtles Jack towards his final objective. And as wonderful as an ultimate destination can be, it’s good to remember that enjoying the journey itself can be even more important. In Ground Zero, Wilson hits the bullseye dead-on.”
— Russell Madden, Atlas
“Wilson’s writing has never been sharper…GROUND ZERO is not only packed with action and revelations, but told so well that fans will want the next two books now.”