In the wake of the collapse of the European Union, sparked by the chaos of Brexit, a new alliance is forged between Germany and France. Their vision – create a superpower on the European continent capable of eclipsing the United States, China, or any nation on Earth. Iran exploits the chaos and devises a plan to settle old scores with a diabolically clever and horrifying twist on cyber warfare. Miscalculations, mistrust, misunderstandings, and mistakes push the world to the brink of annihilation as events quickly spin out of control.
Joseph Michael Barber, CEO of his own security firm, Orion Bellicus (“fierce hunter”), is drawn into the swirl of events as he investigates the assassination of an important client, the Chief Executive of a prominent German defense contractor. What he uncovers is astonishing and beyond his worst fears, and the knowledge makes him an assassination target himself. Barber and his partner, Marcus Day, are drawn deeper and deeper into a web of treason and deceit as they scramble to reveal the truth in an effort to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe, and it’s a race against time.
From the halls of power in Washington D.C. to Silicon Valley, California, from Berlin to Iran, and from China to the desolate northern shores of the Shetland Islands to the mountains of Argentina, Command and Control delivers a horrifying tale of cyber warfare, once again ripped from today’s headlines.