Dick Frame gets in way over his head when he accepts an offer to
join the ranks of the British Secret Service. After being held hostage
and tortured when his first operation goes sour, he decides to leave,
but finds it is not that easy to quit.
He makes a pact with his partner Charley Parnarti to leave MI5,
only to be drawn into an international triangle of drugs, arms and
politics reaching from Saudi Arabia to Ireland at the height of the
Troubles and a conspiracy that threatens the Firm and the woman he