Gordon MacMaster thought himself retired with his love Anastasia Viuda, but the British Secret Service has other plans for him. The mission should be a simple job; deliver a ransom and bring a kidnapped British diplomat home from the Middle East. Gordon wants to just do the job and get back alive with as few casualties as possible. He suspects a double-cross, but he does not see the endgame until much too late. Conspiracy and betrayal mark MacMaster's journey as British agents meanwhile chase money, arms and stolen art.
The upper echelon of the Petroleo Corporation believe they have a foolproof ploy to obtain immense oil riches, but greed and murder prove that no plan is perfect, especially when MacMaster finds that he and his team have unwittingly played their part perfectly. Gordon MacMaster and Terry Kingston must somehow stop the events set in motion before there is more death than they could have imagined.