The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid - an internationally-flavored novel - relates the actions of Hezbollah operatives who wish to detonate a nuclear device in New York City in order to weaken the United States' support for Israel in post September 11th months, as well as disrupt the U.S. economy.
Anti-terrorist organizations work at odds with, and then in concert with, one another to foil the deadly explosion. The story develops characters on both sides of the plot and it highlights the now infamous non-cooperation among law enforcement agencies in the United States that made the Office of Homeland Security a reality. It is believed that while previous works such as The Sum of All Fears have several common story-elements, The Iranian Connection: Code Word Orchid is unique in its content and delivery of authentic details of recent anti-terrorism efforts in the United States. The storyline is based on several international investigations that cover over five countries.