Dominic Caruso, nephew to President Jack Ryan and campus operative, is training in India when a terrorist hit takes out his trainer. Caruso survives - barely intact. Back in Washington, it's clear a mole has been gathering and leaking US secrets. And Caruso is desperate to avenge his friend. Soon he is on the tail of NSC-staffer Ethan Ross - a man who thinks he's too smart to ever get caught. Unfortunately, Ross has got many more secrets on a Microdrive and when he decides to run, it's not just Caruso and the FBI on his trail. The Russians and a few angry terrorist groups will do anything to get to Ross - and the vital information he carries. It's up to Caruso, on his own and outside the law, to go up against well-armed and organized terrorists to get to Ross first . . .