Frank Barry: terrorist of the highest order. His ideology is money and his track record is flawless. When the Russians want review copies of the latest NATO missile system, Barry is the man to deliver them. Martin Brosnan: poet, scholar and killer. Trained in Vietnam, polished in the ranks of the IRA, currently in the French prison fortress of Belle Isle. Liam Devlin – Brosnan’s oldest and best friend. Devlin wants Brosnan out of jail and on Barry’s trail – and he’ll use everything in his power to do so.