Preparing to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States feels convinced the Islamic State is on the run, fearing they will soon be crushed by the American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins assures the president he’s dead wrong.
With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif—the leader of ISIS—can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take decisive action before it’s too late?