The Permit by William Scott
Approx. 142,240 words.
Published on December 19, 2012.
When domestic terrorists—codenamed INDIGO—gun down a high-value, covert federal agent, they incur the wrath of Checkmate, a black-ops team of assassins that employs fear-inspiring, high-tech weapons to kill sleeper-cell terrorists. Checkmate agents take out INDIGO killers, sending an unequivocal message to Las Vegas billionaires and corrupt public officials: "You kill, you lie, you die."