Alice Bidebecker is the best Senior Counter Intelligence Analyst the NSA has ever had but she is feeling under-appreciated and disillusioned in the male dominated work environment. When she is approached by a mysterious man with an offer to work for him, massive wealth and a new life in Europe seems to lie ahead of her. She accepts the offer but her resulting disappearance sparks a major crisis in the US intelligence services, as they desperately try to find her and seek explanations for her apparent betrayal.
As the initial investigations get underway, a link is made to a missing Professor and his assistant from the University of Minnesota, and their secret work on infectious diseases. In an ultra-secure European hideaway Alice also begins to realise that not everything is at is seems and her world spirals into crisis. Thrust together with the Professor and his assistant, Alice has to rely on the help of one of the guards, her cyber geek friends in the virtual world and ultimately her old team to tackle the crisis head on.
Greed, betrayal, conspiracy, murder. Can she survive?