Vaughn Sherman's career as a fisheries biologist in the Pacific Northwest was cut short when he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency. He has written three books. He and his wife live in Edmonds, Washington.
Set in 1972, the Soviet Union has planted a mole in the top echelons of the CIA. Three years earlier, CIA agent Chris Holbeck took part in a mission to engineer the defection of a Soviet KGB officer, Sasha Plotkin, who might have known the mole's identity. However, Sasha was a no-show on the day of the agent's defection. Now Sasha is back in order to make another attempt to defect. Despite the risk, Chris is willing to put his life and marriage on the line in the hopes that this time Sasha will reveal the mole's true identity.