New York homicide detective Gabriel de Sade juggles his days between the hunt for maniac killers and the continuing fight against the heavy hand of city bureaucracy. A bureaucracy that is uneasy at his heavy–handed way of dealing with suspects. But at least he has the support of his Chief, until they trade his detective’s skills with the CIA. In return for help to plug a leak in the 9th Precinct, de Sade is to travel to Italy to recover a lost package.
When he refuses to be used as a pawn in their political games, the Director of the CIA drops the bombshell. Faith Ward, de Sade’s former lover, travelled to Rome to retrieve the package and disappeared. The mission has become more than the recovery of a simple package. He is to locate her before she is killed. He has no choice but to accept. Yet the mission is far more than he could possibly have imagined. His former Special Forces partner, Jonas Savage, teams up to help. As well as a mysterious and lethal Russian girl, Galina Polotsova. Formerly a Spetsnaz operative, she now works as a mysterious trouble shooter for the Eastern Orthodox Church.
They travel to Rome and on to Southern Italy, to Calabria, to confront the 'Ndrangheta, the vicious local mafia. Yet the mission swerves in an unexpected direction, to Jerusalem. And a threat to the stability of the civilized world. A unique thriller that grabs the reader’s interest from page one and never lets up.