The Olympic Games are here and along with them are the security concerns and crowds. Then there are the splinter groups vying to disrupt them. One such group's plans have been moved to the head of the list. Calynda Mendoza has been contacted to help find the lone assassin that has been hired to disrupt the games.
Calynda Mendoza was raised by her grandmother in the back streets of a small town outside Madrid. The twelve year old was saved from being raped by three boys. Her rescuer becomes her friend. A friend that happens to be an assassin. Her life with her new benefactor changes after her grandmother dies and she starts following in his footsteps to become an assassin herself.
He sends her to Oxford, where Calynda's life takes another turn when she meets professors Angela McBain and Augustus Carlyle. They each in their own way change her life.
The story follows Calynda's progress as a paid assassin and her quest to find someone to be a part of her life, until one day she's summoned by her freind Augustus, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Her talents are needed to help find the assassin that's been hired to kill the President of the United States.