Fade by Kyle Mills
Salam al Fayed, an Arab American, is a Navy Seal with a heroic past and a troubled conscience when, on a tour in the Gulf, he is involved in a street incident and shot. It takes his team six months to find him and get him out, and when they do, it s to discover a bullet lodged next to his spine. With expensive, experimental surgery the only way to get it out, the US Government decides it s not included in his healthcare insurance and washes their hands of him, knowing the bullet will one day shift and paralyse him. Two years later Matt Egan is brought in under the Homeland Security umbrella to help create a division that will ensure the safety of America s citizens. They need a man on the team with an Arab background, and Fade fits the bill. It s Egan s job to bring him back into the game, whatever his doubts. But Fade is holding a grudge, and he s a man with nothing to lose.