The battle of Iraq is over. Now the eyes of the world are on
Jerusalem as Jon Bennett—a Wall Street strategist turned senior White
House advisor—his beautiful CIA partner Erin McCoy, and the U.S.
Secretary of State arrive in the Middle East to meet with Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat.

On the table: a dramatic and potentially historic Arab-Israeli peace plan, of which Bennett is the chief architect.

At the heart of the proposed treaty is the discovery of oil and
natural gas that could offer unprecedented riches for every Muslim,
Christian and Jew in Israel and Palestine.

With the international media closely tracking the story, the
American message is as daring as it is direct: both sides must put
them centuries of bitter, violent hostilities to sign a peace
treaty. Both sides must truly cooperate on drilling, pumping, refining,
and shipping the newly found petroleum. Both sides must work
together to develop a dynamic, integrated economy to take advantage of
stunning opportunity. Then and only then will the United States
help underwrite the billions of dollars of venture capital needed to
turn the dream into reality.

But in the shadows lie men whose hearts are filled with evil—men whose hearts do not relish a post-Saddam era.