It’s the 1980s, and secret agent Thomas Kuperthorne has spent the past four years hiding from contract killers in the Middle East while posing as “freelance foreign correspondent Tom Maddox” and spying for the Five Eyes Alliance - a powerful international intelligence agency. Now he is needed back home. That's because Canadian Minister of Defense Alphonse Roy has resigned his position without warning to run for the leadership of the largest separatist party in Quebec, though not before stealing the access code to NATO’s wideband global satcom network out from under the government's nose. He intends to use his possession of the code to blackmail the Canadian Federation to allow Quebec to separate without firing a shot, all the while intending to install himself as the first president of a sovereign Quebec.
While the rest of Canada has no intention of bending to Roy’s demands, the possibility of Roy offering to sell the access code on the black market to the highest bidder provides the Alliance with a unique and dangerous opportunity to turn the tables and use the code as bait to attract representatives of the world’s most notorious criminal organizations to Canadian shores where they can be captured. The Canadian Military and the Five Eyes Alliance intend to be ready and to do exactly that. As a member of the press, “Tom Maddox” is tasked with infiltrating Roy’s leadership campaign to discover his nefarious plans for the stolen code, and provide much-needed intel to help the Alliance make unprecedented strides to bring down some of most dangerous regimes, cabals and cartels on the global landscape. But he can't do it alone.
Much to his chagrin, his superiors have also enlisted Crimson Sumner, a beautiful and well-known Canadian actress (and periodic love interest), hoping to leverage her feminine wiles and celebrity status in a classic 'honeypot' infiltration operation, and gain better access to Roy and his inner circle beyond what any member of the media could accomplish working on their own.
It’s a dangerous game and only becomes worse when a cabal based in East Africa, the Brown Mambas, enters the picture as a potential buyer of the stolen code. With their reputation as merciless traffickers of illegal arms and human lives, Thomas will have to decide what truly matters to him: justice and keeping Canada united, while saving thousands of innocent women from sex slavery or protecting the life of the woman he loves.