When a series of paparazzi are murdered in America, England, and Russia, a covert team of operatives is formed to investigate the crimes. Lt. Det. Commander David Bronstein of the NYPD, Insp. Jonathan Hartley-Brown from London's Metropolitan Police, and a Russian patriot with a criminal past named Col. Orlov try to uncover a connection between the paparazzi murders. But what they discover is international espionage and a vast, sinister conspiracy. Ward's plot is extremely difficult to follow, and the book's final payoff is disappointing. While the author maintains tension effectively throughout and the well-developed supporting characters are given room to shine, this isn't enough to make up for the confusing and illogical plot.