One day the Reverend Hornswell Hake had nothing worse to contend with than the customary power shortages and his routine pastoral chores, such as counseling the vivacious Alys Brant and her husbands and wife. At nearly forty, his life was placid , almost humdrum. The very next day, Horny Hake was first enlisted as an unwilling agent of the Team.=Secret successor to the long discredited CIA- and then courted by an anti -team underground group. In practically no time at all. Horny and Alys were touring Europe on a mission about which he knew zip, except that it was a new move in the cool war. The worldwide campaign of sabotage that had replaced actual combat.