The Cold War is over, but after the deaths of British and American agents in East Germany, surprisingly old-fashioned circumstances bring Bond into the action.
Before the Berlin Wall came down, CABAL had been the West’s most successful intelligence network in the East.
Wolfgang Weisen was once the master spy of East Germany; now he plans to drive Europe to its knees. Known as ‘The Poison Dwarf,' he systematically murders the members of CABAL.
Revenge? Or something more? Then two experienced case officers, sent to contact the remaining Cabal agents, are killed in turn.
James Bond and the CIA’s Elizabeth Zara—known as ‘Easy’ St John—are ordered in to pick up the pieces. And uncover a fanatical conspiracy, dedicated to the destruction of democracy right across Europe. It's not long before Bond and Easy find themselves playing a life-or-death game as they try to figure out who they can trust. All the while, Cabal agents are dying one by one . . .