Ryan Butler's once promising baseball career came to a crashing end twenty years ago. Now, he's an unhappy lawyer in an unhappy marriage. His life is going nowhere ...until an old friend of Ryan's is found comatose on a park bench. This old friend, Steve, vanished from work earlier that day with a quarter of a million dollars. The money is mysteriously missing and the police have no clues. Dazzled by Steve's gorgeous young wife, who may or may not be as innocent as she seems, Ryan risks everything to find the truth behind his friend's coma. His quest leads him to the California wine country, to a strange scientific experiment in Wisconsin, to the halls of power in Washington, and finally to a small island in the Caribbean. On the island, Ryan stumbles into a CIA plot to capture a rogue agent in the act of selling a terrifying new weapon to a foreign government. Will Ryan's search for the truth botch the CIA's operation? Ryan's life and the world's balance of power are at stake in this fast-paced thriller.