Their thief is mugged and the file goes missing.
"God, Darby. What if someone makes a balls of it? They could wipe out the whole human race."
A contract army officer with an assassin on his heels, Dane Hall's security specialist, a pair of detectives, and a vengeful mugger are among those caught up in events. Murder, kidnapping, torture, betrayal and panic ensue in Oman and the UK before a suicide bomber makes the last throw of the dice.