Months after foiling an attack on a commercial jetliner, Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa. His wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division (the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed), has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage. Jonathan and Emma are eager to share a stolen weekend in London-until an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath. In the moments after the attack, Emma disappears and Jonathan is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife's capture. Faced with an impossible decision, Jonathan makes a daring escape, realizing that his only option is to become a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding. In the process, Jonathan begins to understand that all along he's been a pawn in a high-stakes game of international intrigue and one-upsmanship...?ar beyond his imagining.