Fact: It's the 21st century, and every day, the world's largest crop of opium is harvested from the fertile fields of war-torn Afghanistan. It is rushed through Iran to processing labs in Turkey where it is turned into what is, pound-for-pound, one if the most valuable substances on earth: pure-grade Heroin. Fact: The incredible amounts of cash generated from this dark enterprise are deposited in the West's largest banking systems. From London, New York and Washington to Paris, Amsterdam and Istanbul, our banks wash and protect the profits from this poisonous enterprise. Fact: "Businessmen" from Iran have purchased an airstrip north of Hamburg, Germany for their "exporting" needs. Fact or Fiction?: With the profits from these dealings, Iran has acquired six nuclear weapons of mass destruction from a retreating Russian army and stands poised as the newest player in the deadly poker game of world domination. The line between fact and fiction is so tight in Larry Collins' new thriller, The Road to Armageddon, that readers will find themselves short of breath trying to separate the reality of this tense yarn from the evening's headlines. When Iran's deadly nuclear game is revealed, CIA agent Frank Williams realizes there is only one man made for the job of traveling to the other side of the world to neutralize this threat; only one man who knows the area and the players well enough to infiltrate and expose this ultimate threat to humanity: his disgraced, but tough-as-lead former partner, agent Jim Duffy. Williams travels to Duffy's quiet Maine hideaway and presents the facts of the case: The world's largest heroin dealers have carved a path straight to America's doorsteps, and may possesssix of the deadliest weapons known to man. Duffy doesn't want to yield to the Agency that rudely cast him aside. Still--a sense of duty, and a love of country will not let him stand by, idle. Not since The Manchurian Candidate has a thriller so closely walked the line between fiction and today's political reality--readers will travel The Road to Armageddon and go undercover, trying to ascertain where reality breaks and where fact begins in this thriller without equal. Finally, readers the world over will be forced to ask: Is this happening? Are we on the brink of our planet's final conflict?