In the first weeks after World War II, James 'Jim' Cronley is recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. For a new battle has already begun - against the Soviet Union. Cronley's job is to frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them. With luck, he could prove a valuable asset. But there is also the chance he will screw up spectacularly. He's got only seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, and if he fails, his intelligence career could be the shortest in history.
W.E.B. Griffin is the author of six other bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Presidential Agent series. He has been invested into the orders of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and St. Michael of the Army Aviation Association of America, and is a life member of the U.S. Special Operations Association; and is a member of Gaston-Lee Post 5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars; the American Legion, China Post #1 in Exile; the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the State of Delaware; the National Rifle Association; the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society; and the Flat Earth Society (Pensacola, Florida, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, chapters). He is an honorary life member of the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association, the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, the U.S. Marine Raider Association, and the USMC Combat Correspondents Association. Griffin lives in Alabama and Argentina. William E. Butterworth IV has been an editor and a writer for more than twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for a decade on the editing of the Griffin books. He is the coauthor of the bestselling novels The Saboteurs, The Double Agents, Death and Honor, The Traffickers, The Honor of Spies, The Vigilantes, The Outlaws, Victory and Honor, Covert Warriors, The Spymasters, Empire and Honor, The Last Witness, and Hazardous Duty. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, China Post #1 in Exile, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society, and a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association. He lives in Florida.