A few days before Kittle is to release the story for publication, he is found dead at his home in Washington, D.C. apparently from a suicide.
His paper decides to turn Kittle's investigation over to two cub reporters; Stan Barton and Sarah Jameison neither of whom would draw attention to their real intent.
Stan and Sarah discover from Kittle's notes, key elements are missing that would tie the parts of the puzzle together. Apparently Kittle kept the missing pieces lock away mentally. They decide to retrace step by step the investigative process Kittle took to expose the international operation that was detrimental to the security of the United States. Their investigation takes them to several locals in the United States and around the globe.
Once the operation is exposed; it has a profound impact on the U.S Government as well as other parties that were involved in the scheme.