Charles Jay Tice was a spy's spy--a legendary figure in the CIA, and thenbsp;intelligence world in general,nbsp;towards the end of the Cold War. But he was also a traitor, having sold secrets that seriously compromised the U.S. for years to come. Since his conviction, he's been kept in the tightest maximum security prison under the tightest security. Until one morning, his cell is discovered empty--Tice has disappeared without even the hint of trace. Agent Elaine Cunningham is a 'hunter', assigned to find Tice quickly, before the rest of the world knows he's gone. But she soon finds out that somethingnbsp;is very wrong. This isnbsp;more than just an impossible escape by a master spy--lurking in the shadows is a much bigger, deeper, and more dangerous conspiracy thannbsp;an old spy'snbsp;last run for freedom.