Set in Iraq, this fast paced thriller intertwines the lives of an Iraqi family with a small CIA team stationed in Baghdad. The novel starts with the grisly discovery of a missing U.S. soldier now found dead – with a strange carving in his chest and a computer flash drive embedded in his body.
At this same time, an Iraqi newspaperman goes missing after unknowingly taking a picture of someone who doesn't want any evidence that he was even in Iraq.
The CIA agents, first seen in M.H. Sargent's thriller Seven Days From Sunday, soon ties the two events to the same entity – the military arm of a highly trained Palestinian group. But why would a Palestinian group be in Iraq? And who is in the photograph that the terrorists are desperate to get back?