Caroline Dalglish is a young freelance features writer, recently widowed when her husband, a brilliant Oxford historian, dies in an accident.
She had been quietly adjusting to life without John when she is approached by the UK Government, which offers her funding to undertake research for an article about The Foundation, a suspicious organisation based in San Francisco, linked to the disappearance of two young women. The new assignment pulls Caroline into an exciting romance and puts her life, and that of her new love, in danger.
Set in the 1980s, terrorist activity is rife in the UK. Apprehending criminals involved in international arms sales has become a priority for security agencies.