"In a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official to replace him with a mole. Catching wind of this plot, Russian counter-intelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must unmask the traitor before Dominika is exposed as a CIA asset. The lines of danger converge on the presidential palace on the Black Sea. Will Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Will she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Or do they go down together?" --Cover, page 4.