How long do you intend to keep this up and what are you trying to pull? Mazzini asked, his voice trembling with anger. These are supposed to be your friends and we are not supposed to be captives any more. Still we get herded into this place, without food or water or a bed. Besides it stinks of sheep. If I ever get to some authorities it is going to be over for you and your friends. What are you up to with that woman? I should never have let you get me into this
Hawkes is a specialist on a development project. He is recruited to take two men to the project area to review the project work; which is not at all what the two men whom he takes out are interested in. They are intelligence agents and get Hawkes into a series or mishaps.
Hawkes is neither macho nor a hero and the mishaps he becomes involved in are those that overtake him while he is running from a previous mishap.