A chance sighting of his abducted niece in Egypt prompts bodyguard and ex-detective, Lucas Wingate to investigate. The trail leads to Rumania, and mysterious Serbian recluse, Goran Banovic. Mi5 purposely let slip to Wingate the whereabouts of Banovic, who is suspected of being involved in the gruesome slaying of past British politicians by impaling them on stakes. Could Banovic possibly be former Serb warlord, Dragan Jovic? A complex and brutal tale of deceit, murder and treason.