Betrayed and left for dead high in the Alps, Nick Stone is in trouble. The blood on his hands tells of a head wound he cant see and his foggy memory confirms it. He knows only one thing for certain someone, somewhere wants to kill him. And they think theyve succeeded. Stone wants revenge, but the only person who can help him is a seven year old boy. Not much protection in the pursuit of a gang of faceless men who trade in human misery. But this run-of-the-mill close protection task is about to become Stones most personal mission yet. Payback is top of Stones agenda. The fuse has been ignited but who really holds the detonator?