In Washington, international attorney Beth Convey discovers a hidden enemy has stolen a multimillion-dollar contract from a prized client. At The Washington Post, Jeffrey Hammond, the newspaper's expert in Russian affairs, is summoned to a clandestine midnight meeting with a former KGB spy. In the Department of Justice, three desperate officials secretly search for the mole who has compromised American intelligence. And in an office in Arlington, a cabal of outraged men, whose tentacles reach across continents and political affiliations, plots its return to international power. Brilliant and ambitious, Beth Convey becomes the center of this maelstrom. While in court litigating for her prized client, her chest erupts in pain. Saved by a heart transplant, she realizes she's no longer the same; she sees things about people she never would have noticed before. She has new abilities and tastes. Most disturbing are her violent dreams, in which she witnesses deaths that seem too real, almost as if she has had something to do with them. She is one phone call away from discovering the truth.