By the time 16-year-old Emma Riley realizes her life is in peril, she's at the bottom of a canyon 2000 miles from home.
Like any self-respecting overachiever, Emma is thrilled when she's invited to attend a small private school a few weeks into her junior year. Recently dumped by her boyfriend (for her ex-best friend), she's ready for a change. However, the recruiter from Desert Mountain Academy fails to mention one pertinent detail: her new school is a training facility for future spies. She's briefed on arrival and, despite the intimidating curriculum, she's determined to make the most of her opportunity. But when her classmates learn that a double agent has infiltrated the student body, her situation takes a deadly turn. As it turns out, the girl Emma replaced didn't die in a car accident, she was murdered. The administration quietly suspects Emma she is the new transfer. Evidence against her begins to accumulate, and her gorgeous new boyfriend can't ignore it forever. Emma's being framed, and she's desperate to clear her name. Meanwhile, the real double agent will stop at nothing to protect his or her identity, including an attempt on Emma's life.