Harry Pappas has been given the dubious assignment of determining whether or not a message from Iran is legitimate or bogus. He enlists a number of others, including Adrian King in Britain, to track down the sender and validate the information. The story takes the reader into a maze of conspiracy and distrust among the game players. They set out to find Al-Majnoun, thought to have died years ago and whose philosophy is "power was not what you did, but what people believed you did." As the search begins, Harry fights his own demons, skating in and out of government policies and personnel, to do what is right without demolishing the entire project. The author brings together contrasting characters on a common mission complicated by their equally contrasting methods. This is a great read that will keep you going until the end.