Ex-marine Jake Crawford believes he has paid his dues to his country as a forward observer behind enemy lines during the Korean War.
Jake, now settled into civilian life, is the owner of a Flying Service and planning a life with his beautiful copilot Megan. His stable conventional life ends when he is asked by his old combat buddy Sloan, now a CID agent, to go on one more mission.
His task is simple. Go to Canada, and identify the American Officer, Cogswell, who led Jake's last Korean War mission and was reported to be MIA. The CIA has information that Cogswell remained in North Korea after the war to help deliver biological weapons into American cities. Cogswell is to arrive at a fishing resort in Canada to behavior condition terrorists for this suicide mission.
The story pulls the reader on a rapid fire adventure from the Korean War, to a cabin on a Canadian Lake, to a remote island off the Pacific coast where the containers of deadly biological material are stored and protected by North Korean Commandos. A mole highly placed within the CIA plots to make this mission fail. Nothing is as it seems.