It is 1972, and the Soviet Union has planted a mole in the top echelons of the Central Intelligence Agency. Sasha Plotkin, a potential defector from the Soviet KGB, may know the mole's identity. But does he? And will he reveal it to his reluctant handler, Chris Holbeck, the CIA agent with whom he has been through all this before in Stockholm, Sweden in 1969? One sure is clear: the lives of the two agents will be changed forever. An espionage novel with ever widening circles of deceit reminiscent of John le Carre.