In Washington, in London, in Berlin, very different men confront a
future they distrust and despise. In the years since the end of the
Cold War, true power seems to have shifted from their nations’
natural leaders to a gaggle of irresponsible journalists and self-
seeking politicians, cynically manipulating news and public opinion
to their own ends.
These men have not forgotten the lessons of five decades of clandestine
struggle. And when a long-dead spy’s secrets resurface, they see an
But can any man, no matter how well-meaning, seize the reigns of power
without endangering the very way of life he seeks to protect?