SYNOPSIS: The Devil Wears Prada meets Catch-22; a novel about a woman’s journey from academic peacenik to national security hawk working under the Dragon Lady of the Pentagon.
Dr. Heather Reilly has been an anti-war activist since her brother died fighting the Taliban. But her crushing student loans drive her to consider a fellowship in the Pentagon, and the possibility of working on a peace plan for Afghanistan has her hooked.
On her first day, however, her position is eliminated and she’s shuffled to a war-fighting office focusing on Russian aggression. It’s a job for which she has no experience and deep moral conflict, putting men and women in uniform in harm’s way. She’s also working for Ariane Fletcher—a woman so terrifying, she eats generals for breakfast.