When the son of an American businessman is kidnapped in Malaysia, it marks the beginning of a violent insurgency that pits Shiite Muslims against Sunni Muslims.
Khadijah is the enigmatic leader of the Shiite rebels. Driven by visions from God and the gift of prophecy, she leads a fanatical guerrilla army that will stop at nothing to overthrow the old Sunni regime.
Maya Raines is the covert operator brought in as part of an international task force to stop Khadijah. Half-Malaysian and half-American, Maya has razor-sharp instincts, and she’s determined to recover the kidnapped boy.
From the back alleys and ghettos of the desperately poor to the mansions and hotels of the decadently rich, these two women will play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. They will struggle to outfight, outthink and outlast each other in a clash for supremacy.
As Malaysia teeters ever closer to the edge of collapse, a final confrontation looms.
At stake is the very soul of this besieged nation.
Who will survive? Who will perish? And who will be transformed into something more?