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What is Zuri's Mission?
Zuri Slade, protector of American security on the Web, has one mission to carry out before joining the president’s elite anti-terrorist cyber team. She must stop America’s first homegrown nuclear terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Once a teen hacking addict, Zuri’s graduated rehab and joined the good guys, the White Hats. Today, the president is testing Zuri’s unique cyber sleuthing skills in a live threat environment.
What's at stake if Zuri fails?
She’ll lose the coveted chance at the CIA job she hopes for and risk the safety of thousands of North Americans.
Can Zuri beat a pair of deadly enemies, one a deranged American scientist, the other a North Korean cyber spy?
It’s the near future, closer than you think. The minute hand on the Doomsday clock is set to one minute to midnight—and ticking.
North Korea sends Cobra, its deadliest cyber spy, to nudge the clock’s hand forward and assist in a homegrown terrorist attack on a derelict nuclear facility. Trained by the feared Unit 180 Cyber Cell, Cobra is in the U.S. for one reason: take down America.
Zuri must collect the evidence needed to stop Cobra, but there are those in the Justice Department who defend terrorists’ rights. Another who thwarts her includes Zuri’s CIA case officer, Wheaton “Wheat” Boyce.
Can Zuri beat her worst enemy, the enemy within: her own bitter hatred of the Asians who bombed her parents' plane from the sky?
Zuri's worst enemy is often herself. She loathes the terrorists who murdered her parents, but her prejudice jeopardizes her White Hat ethics and threatens her mission’s success. If she fails to rein in her anti-Asian bias, there’ll be only one left to care if Zuri becomes a failure, and that one is Oz. Her iguana and Zuri’s only family left after her parents' murder, Oz is a birthday gift from her murdered mother.
It seems a small thing to cling to a beloved pet, but it's the heartbreak of Oz’s horrific demise that sets Zuri on the path toward redemption—or total destruction. Can she push back the minute hand, or will her rivals and private demons run out the Doomsday clock?
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