Zero Option (Mass Market Paperback)

By P. T. Deutermann

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9780312970048, 421pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2004

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They call it "Wet Eye": a biological weapon that literally eats out the eyes of its victims. Now, deep within the belly of the U.S. military establishment, one small silver canister of Wet Eye is missing-lost because a career pencil-pusher has cut a million-dollar deal and signed it in blood.

For David Stafford, a Defense Department investigator, finding the missing canister means ripping through layers of cover-ups, bureaucracy, and one man's murderous determination to sell Wet Eye to an international arms dealer. But the military would rather silence Stafford than admit to a security breach. And now, the only person who can stop a biological conflagration is an innocent child-who has looked into the face of evil, and seen it with her own two eyes...

About the Author

P.T. Deutermann is the author of four previous novels, including "Official Privilege" and "Sweepers." He served in the Navy for 26 years before retiring in Georgia. He is currently at work on his seventh novel. Visit his web site at

Praise For Zero Option

"Right out of today's headlines...a superior thriller." --American Way

"Top-notch...Exciting, moving...Bursting with the expected expertise and insider knowledge." --Publishers Weekly

"A gripping tale...Solid, authentic detail that bolts each event to the next and creates an intensely plausible entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews