Low, fast and invisible to the Soviet war machine, NATO’s new weapon will change the course of the Cold War.

There’s just one problem. And veteran engineer Chris Milford has found it.

Shocked by how many friendly lives the system will cost, he finds himself up against a commander who uses secrecy and blind loyalty as weapons.

Milford’s last hope is the youngest test pilot on the project, Rob May. A skilled aviator and a good friend, but May’s need for acceptance by those senior to him, suddenly makes their friendship dangerous.

Until the crash that changes everything.

James Blatch’s page-turning thriller is set in the 1960s world of secret military projects and a clash of generations that could prove fatal.