The book centres around a successful businessman who has been sucked into the world of international espionage, political intrigue and his fight for survival.
The main character is a man who leads a double life. Publicly, he is a successful and charismatic Beverly Hills businessman and his other world is that of an agent for a highly secretive U.S government agency. The story starts in the present day when an assassination team is sent to take him out and then utter mayhem ensues.
The primary thrust of the novel goes back 30 years to the beginning – to when he was coerced into his double life. The story explores his growth, fears, personality changes and the learning of skills as he is forced to adapt to his new life in order to survive. The hero is pitted against corrupt businessmen and Russian and Chinese agents. As he grows the body count mounts. He is sophisticated, has a number of personality faults and uses his brain power as much as his learned physical skills to stay one step ahead.
The book is international in scope and takes the reader to L.A., Chicago, Toronto, Montreal and Zurich. The novel is character rich, has a number of sub-plots with numerous twists and turns leading to an exciting and unpredictable finish.