With vital Cold War talks at risk Roger West of Scotland Yard, its finest detective, must stay one step ahead and out-think the FBI if he is to save Ricky Shawn’s life. A frightened ten year old child, Ricky has been kidnapped as a mere pawn in a ruthless game being played by the men who held him. Drugs, crushed and broken bodies, and general mayhem all trail back to the fate of the boy. West must move fast if he is to save him, but what is the motive for the kidnapping? An enormous shock awaits West as he proceeds.