That was the only part of the telephone message Jed Drake received. Surrounded by the festive crowds of the Brussels Fair, it was difficult to believe the voice had actually continued, "If you want to see your wife alive again!" Yet Sari had been missing for hours. There was no mistaking the terms for her return --- Sari, the darling Hungarian refugee he'd married two years ago, in exchange for the man who'd been like a father to him. But Jed knew what the Communists really wanted. Before the night was out, he and Sari would play a deadly game of hide-and-seek where seconds were precious -- and death was waiting!