When a leader is corrupted by power, his subordinates are close behind. Absolute power hastens the process. The brilliant chemical engineer, Ramon Ensenada, has built an international drug empire that corrupts everyone and everything it touches, reaching into police organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. When a senior Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) detective and an FBI agent are murdered in a drug-related sting operation, the law enforcement agencies authorize extreme counter-measures. They enlist the services of an anonymous former MI6 officer, Jack Dyson. Dyson works with Liz Ross, a rising star in NCIS (National Criminal Intelligence), to assemble a covert team whose investigations lead to Ensenada. Mired in betrayals, Dyson and Ross plot and battle their way from London to Germany, Canada, and the United States to unravel Ensenada’s network. In the mountain snow outside Denver, Dyson traps Ensenada and extracts vital information confirming what Ross’s financial wizardry has predicted. Drugs are a product like any other, their proceeds destined for a man more perverted than Ensenada himself—Mohammed Al Khalife, the terrorist who lords it in the mountains south of Mecca.