Former CIA field agent Martin Odum is now a private detective, struggling through a labyrinth of past identities: Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, an IRA explosives maven? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert? Just as importantly, Odum needs to know if he can trust the CIA psychiatrist who's helping him. Meanwhile, a young Russian named Stella Kastner engages him to find her brother-in-law so he can give her sister a divorce. As Odum redeploys his dormant tradecraft skills to solve Stella's case, he will face many dangers—including himself.