Elena Standish has been given a difficult mission as her first assignment with M-16. She is assigned to go to Italy to bring back her former lover and possible traitor, Aiden Strother, and she will be in grave danger.
A psychopath is trying to get revenge on Savich by targeting his family, and Savich and Sherlock are working on solving the attempted kidnapping of a politician's young wife after she sees a psychic who claims her grandfather wants to contact her from the dead.
Joona and Saga are back and investigating the murders of some unsavory criminals. The problem is that the murders are very much like those committed by Walter Jurek, who was killed in the previous novel.
Vera Stanhope discovers an abandoned baby in a car seat during a snowstorm; the mother of the baby is then found murdered, and Vera and her team must solve the murder. Vera's relatives are part of the puzzle, and she feels shunned by them.
When Ian Ludlow helps a Chinese movie star defect to the US, he gets himself involved in a spy espionage situation that puts him and his sidekick, Margo, in danger. The author makes a bold liberal political statement in this novel, so those with brains may just want to skip it.
Savannah Daniels is an attorney defending a client who may be implicated in causing a plane crash. Her ex and his partner were on the plane; his partner died, her ex was murdered just after an expose that implicated him in a sex trafficking plot, and Savannah must get to the bottom of it.
Kate Henderson is a British spy, but treats her job as just another 8-5 office job and works with her husband to raise two children and take charge domestically. There is a mole on her team who keeps thwarting her mission, and she must find out who it is before she is ruined.