A man named Mohammed sits in the cafe in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Columbian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous - and the potential for destruction unimaginable.
In the brave new world of terrorism - where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry of simply the will to die can become a player - the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions . . . and are outside the system. Way outside the system.