Naval Commander Cort Sanford returns to the US after a mission in France that saw his wife, Julie, brutally murdered by a ruthless double agent, a former lover who is on a personal vendetta to settle a grudge. Cort returns home to try to forget the pain he suffers from the loss of his beloved wife and to honor their promise to grieve only briefly and then move on, should one depart life first. But he only finds himself pursued by the ruthless, vindictive, and sadistic Anna Karina Shastapova, a.k.a. Annabelle Lee, who will stop at nothing to have her revenge.
Cort, with friends and associates from the French encounter at the Château de Candé, find themselves in a cat and mouse game with Anna—a game that takes them from Lexington, Virginia, to Charleston, South Carolina, and then to the dramatic events at a rendezvous at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
Twists and turns along with many surprises fill this story, with eclectic characters and a stunningly surprising ending, Readers should brace for an interesting, suspense-filled, and timely adventure.