Meet Alina Maschik – codename Viper.
After ten years away from New Jersey, the last thing on earth she wanted was to go back. But she doesn’t always get to do what she wants. As a specially trained assassin working for the United States government, she has little time for nostalgia or introspection. When a terrorist leads her back to her hometown, the precise and regimented existence she lives becomes, in a word, complicated. Old friends, new faces, and memories of family, love and laughter force her to revisit emotions she thought died long ago. But an enemy is attacking freedom itself, and she is one of the few that can fight back.
Faced with the life she left behind, Alina must reconcile her past with the weapon she has become, or fall at the hands of a shadowy foe whose lethal cunning is only just beginning.