USSR, 1968. A Soviet Air Force general prepares to defect to the West.
More than a decade later, information that would unravel his betrayal is borne by a passenger bound for Seattle. And through a backdoor connection between a powerful Seattle law firm and the Defense Intelligence Agency, arrangement is made to assassinate CIA agent, George Kelshaw, and seize the information he is carrying.
The reader is taken into the lives of an Episcopal priest, an investigative newspaper reporter, and a Vietnam War widow, into a powerful, secretive world in which governments and their agencies willingly sacrifice their own in the interest of political expediency and gain.
Reporter Andrew Kincaid, Charlene Thayer and Father Ben Lee unravel a complex web of what happened to a husband, to a friend and to a valuable intelligence source… and discover that truth is often the first casualty when confronted by relentless power.