What Happens in the Desert
Every grain of sand and gust of wind holds a secret. It's the best-kept secrets of all that lead to the sandstorms that plague the desert principality of Tahir Dah, a small but wealthy Emirate State in the Middle East. Prince Ibrahim bin Amir Al-Mouza, sovereign ruler of Tahir Dah, has made it his life's work to be on good terms with the global powers of the world, though his most recent efforts have riled up dissenters who itch for a civil war.
U.S. Marine Lts. Lena Sinclair, Alex Ragnarson, and Chris James have gone undercover as translators for the men and women stationed at the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Rifat. In reality, they're a tight trio of counterterrorism agents under orders from D.C. to identify and eliminate a mole within the agency. With rumors about the mole's suspected ties to the anti-nationalist terrorist group Allah's Rapture, Lena, Alex, and Chris are also tasked with protecting the Prince and his family from assassination and preventing an international incident that could ignite another World War.
Cala Wilde and Jeremy Hale have been working in the Prince of Tahir Dah's household for the past five years. A governess and bodyguard respectively, the two have become an integral part of the family.
In recent months, Cala has been tormented by an odd, recurring dream that she can barely remember upon waking-- all she can recall is the too-real terror and pain she experiences most nights. The dreams have only become more violent, and she has no idea what they mean: only that it has to be something terrible.
When she and Jeremy uncover the darker truth, they struggle to determine which memories are real, and which ones are false. But whatever happens in the desert, won't stay in the desert...