Nobody ever had to tell Tamia Kuan that the past came with a price tag. She's always known that she'd pay for her mistakes someday. What she never expected was that she'd have to pay for them with another's life. But when a reconnaissance mission leaves her reeling, she'll discover that she's broken a Code that could mean her death, if her secret is ever leaked. Now, to keep her secret safe, she'll have to conceal the truth from everyone; especially the man she loves.
Richard Carinson is a lot of things, but stupid isn't one of them. When a dangerous Mole's activity flags an unheard-of base in South America, he'll have to send his best spy to uncover the truth, even if that means placing the woman he loves in harm's way. But the woman who returns from the jungles isn't the same one he sent, and he knows she's hiding something, even if he doesn't know what. He'll have to find a way to uncover the truth, before her secret rips them all apart.