Paris, October 1999. CIA agent Claire Saylor is looking after low-level surveillance ops.
Her career has stalled after a misguided dalliance with her handler Paul Bridger, so when Bridger asks Claire to join a team, she prepares herself for a stint on tea duties.
But, in fact, he's finally put her back in the game. She'll be going undercover as the wife of Professor Winston Armitage -- an expert in the Quran and its translations.
He's presenting his controversial new theory on the fabled promise of 72 virgins for each martyr, and needs protection. But when Claire arrives in Hamburg, it soon becomes clear that this is no routine protection job: she's there to uncover a conspiracy that will lead to the 9/11 terror attacks. And if she blows her cover, she could lose her life...
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