Annie Sutherland is a woman determined to uncover the truth about her father's death. She had thought he was a low-level bureaucrat but after his murder begins to suspect his true profession was more complex. She goes seeking answers from her father's protǧ̌ and successor at the CIA, James McKinley. What she gets from him instead is a one-way trip to a shadowy underworld filled with intrigue, terror-and passion. Now she's in over her head.