When MAXINE CANTRELL pulled data from a computer in the Libyan Embassy, little did she know that this routine request from JOB (Joint Operations Bureau) would throw her into an international intrigue that linked the dreaded terrorist group Seif Al_Deen to stolen art, wealthy art collectors, and Russian politics. In Russia, Maxine is charmed by ultra-nationalist Dimitri Stasov as she confirms JOB’s suspicion that he has gotten his hands on some of the art Russian soldiers had brought back from Germany during World War II and is planning to sell it through Seif Al_Deen to finance his rise to power. Maxine and her team move to stop him. Around every corner lurk the terrorists, their fascinating leader, and the shadow of Stasov. But when JOB orders the assassination of Stasov, Maxine balks. She knows that Stasov may not be the best for the West, but she believes he is the best for Russia. Join Maxine, the spy with a heart, as she copes with dashing villains, egocentric art collectors, an ex-husband, JOB, and the sleepy Texas hometown where she goes when she is overwhelmed.