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 buddy, an ex-SAS NCO known only as 'The Monk', are attacked and almost killed. Dunstan needs to find out fast who his friends are – and 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 neutralize the threat against his family and himself, and unravel the threads of a plot to destabilize the Indian subcontinent and subsequently the world.