Philip Dunstan's internet payments business is under attack, his company is being used as a cover for a global fraud, his right-hand man has been murdered and his executive assistant has been kidnapped. As the security services and the police begin to take an unhealthy interest in Dunstan, it gets even more personal. An expert hit squad is stalking his family and he and his old army buddyan ex-SAS NCO known only as `The Monk'are attacked and almost killed. Dunstan needs to find out fast who his friends areand who his enemies are. He and The Monk set off on a trail that spans several continents, playing a cat-and-mouse game with the security services and leading to a confrontation with Dunstan's past on the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In a spine-tingling climax, Dunstan races against time to neutralise the threat against his family and himself and unravel the threads of a plot to destabilise the Indian subcontinent and, subsequently, the world.