Caroline Stephens loves her life, employing her special talent for surgically altering appearances in service to her country . . . until the night at the safe house, deep in the West Virginia mountains, when everything goes terribly wrong. Nearly penniless and on the run, she quickly realizes that the very clandestine agency she serves may have become her most potent enemy—including the older brother she’s always idolized. Can Coop, the rugged, enigmatic former SEAL, and his weathered black employer help keep her alive long enough to thwart the ambitions of Coop’s old nemesis, who will stop at nothing to gain the presidency? Racing against an almost impossible deadline, Caroline and Coop must put their hearts’ desires on hold or risk a catastrophe that could damage not only their own country, but could derail international relations for decades.