Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered, he retires…and meets a captivating woman named Beth Dwyer.Suddenly, Decker has the very thing he lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he passionately loves. But in a terrifying assault, Beth disappears—leaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Is she still alive? Was she captured by Decker’s enemies or her own? Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Did she love him, or use him? For Decker, the stakes are high: Beth’s love, Beth’s life, and, most of all, the truth.