The country of Dagastan is an insignificant, landlocked pimple surrounded by the Russians who ignore it because it has nothing of value to offer. When, however, something of value is found there, it turns out to be something worth killing for, placing the staff of the American Embassy in the capital, Kazbektun, in grave danger.
Halfway around the world, in Washington, DC, events in Dagastan embroil employees of the U.S. State Department in the fight for their lives. When a dedicated desk officer, Lesley Carter, looks into an assassination, she becomes the first victim of a conspiracy so vast it threatens to rock the foundation of the professional diplomatic service and penetrates to the very core of the government structure in our nation’s capital.
Alison Chambers, an intelligence analyst and Lee Kennedy, a Diplomatic Security Service agent, find themselves targeted by a heartless killer in Washington, DC, while David Morgan, the deputy chief of mission at the embassy in Dagastan, faces a boss who has a hidden agenda and a system that barely tolerates his presence.
Behind all this, a shadowy group pulls strings that can determine the fate of the free world, and decide who lives and who dies.