An esteemed former CIA director dies off the coast of Maine.
Another senior CIA officer is found dead of a "heart attack" in a posh Paris hotel. Counterspy Alex Hawke and his friend Ambrose Congreve think this could be more than coincidence. Hawke discovers that the victims are connected through one man: Spider Hyde, a rogue intelligence officer whose dangerous exploits got him barred from the CIA. Now Spider believes he's been wronged and is out for vengeance -- and Alex Hawke is his number-one target.
Hawke's only hope is to lure his deadly enemy into a trap he can't escape -- and it's a place Hawke knows better than anyone: his seaside home in Bermuda.