David, as hes currently known, was a member of an elite corps of spies trained during the coldest days of the Cold War. But those days are long gone, and for almost a decade he has been out of the rat race and working as a sculptor. Then a phone call in the middle of the night awakens him: the only other survivor from that elite corps has gone rogueand they need David to stop him. What ensues is an existential cat-and-mouse game played out across the great board that is the American landscape and through the diners and motels that dot the terrain like green plastic houses on a Monopoly board. In this haunting and visceral yarn, James Sallis investigates the cynical, violent, sophisticated world of modern espionage with authority and originality.