targets crowded European soccer stadiums, counter-terrorist
experts are dispatched to prevent catastrophe. In Madrid,
Nate Dunlevy infiltrates a terrorist cell with Devon McLean
covering his back. Their covert operation is jeopardized by
Fadia, a young woman demanding retribution against Islamic
extremists. Her ill-timed appearance exposes Nate and
triggers the death of Anwar, the son of an al-Qaeda leader.
Although they avert disaster at the Santiago Bernabéu
stadium, the mission is tainted. Back in Washington,
Nate's superior questions his fitness and suggests he go
into safer intelligence work, using Eve O'Connor as a decoy.
Nate vehemently rejects any job that could put her at risk.
Soon, his problems
become compounded when he complies with the admiral's wishes
and attends a dinner at the Spanish Embassy in Washington.
After being bureaucratically blind-sided and betrayed by a
government conspirator, he and Eve O'Connor rush from the
Embassy and find themselves in the hands of al-Qaeda members
who demand revenge for Anwar's death.
reunites Flashback fans with Nate Dunlevy, Devon
McLean, Eve and Katie O'Connor. This compelling story honors
unsung heroes who fight terrorism everyday and depicts the
wrongful treatment of women in several Middle Eastern
In 2007, D. A.
Welch published Flashback and earned a Reader's
Choice award. Since the story encompasses South Carolina's
coastal region, the book was featured on local news stations
in Charleston, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island. In 2009,
she published Payback, a sequel that begins in the
Low Country, but this story takes readers to Madrid,
Washington DC, and Beirut. Although the venues differ, both
novels are fast-paced adventures featuring heroic men and
women, and the life-altering challenges they must overcome.