Gunrunner subpoenaed to testify in the US leads to a routine babysitting job - what could possibly go wrong? Bodie and Doyle are brought out of semi-retirement, one running training, the other pandering to Whitehall, to work together for the first time in almost 7 years. Animosity, antagonism, curiosity and rocket propelled grenades look set to spoil someone’s promised holiday leave whilst everyone is trying not to kill each other. Bodie is caught in the middle with Doyle and Martell trying his patience - they both know about different aspects of his life and both have questions. Will they get the answers they are looking for, will Marty make his flight and will the past finally be buried?
Murphy is given the seemingly routine pick up of one, Anna Green from London Airport and delivering her to a meeting with George Cowley at HQ.
Who is the mysterious Anna Green? Why does she seem familiar? Why is George Cowley adamant that she enter the protective custody of a CI5 safe-house? Why does he then pull older, more experienced agents out of semi-retirement for this mysterious woman? Why does a seemingly random woman with no apparent connection to CI5, require twenty-four-hour protection?
Only Cowley, Murphy and Dr Atkins, know her true identity until a random encounter opens up old wounds and new emotions.