Two Americans find themselves facing a shadowy organization working to twist global politics toward an unsavory end.... Todd Belknap, a field agent for Consular Operations, is cut loose from the agency after a job gone wrong. But when his best friend and fellow agent is abducted abroad and the government refuses to step in, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Andrea Bancroft learns she's about to inherit six million dollars from a cousin she never met--with one condition: She must sit on the board of the Bancroft family foundation. Having been estranged from her father's family for most of her life, Andrea is intrigued. But what exactly is the Bancroft's involvement with "Genesis," a mysterious person working to destabilize the geopolitical balance at the risk of millions of lives? In a series of devastating coincidences, Andrea and Belknap come together to form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth behind "Genesis"--before it is too late. "Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."--"Entertainment Weekly"Ludlum, Robert is the author of 'Bancroft Strategy ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780312990701 and ISBN 0312990707.