Charles Frost served with the CIA for 17 years as an analyst and operations officer, and with the DEA for ten years as an intelligence publications manager; he was also an intelligence officer in the Naval Reserve. After his government service he taught criminal justice, law and political science courses at Truman State University. He holds advanced degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has lived, worked and lectured in various locations around the Pacific Rim. He and his wife Janice Grow-Maienza make their home in Honolulu.
An American petroleum engineer becomes unwittingly caught up in a KGB operation to ferret out Chinese war intentions. The FBI and the CIA collaborate for different reasons to understand why the Soviets are using an American for third-country espionage.