1943. Scylla is the code name of Churchill's favorite spy, a blonde British aristocrat, who kisses her baby good-bye and parachutes behind German lines on a perilous, secret mission to win World War II. When she lands, the SS is waiting. And so is death. 1977. Determined to avenge her mother's murder, a tough young American journalist relentlessly pursues a trail of deception and violence halfway round the world. From CIA headquarters in Virginia to a bloody ambush in Zimbabwe, to an IRA bombing in London, the desperate chase leads to the war rooms beneath Whitehall, old scandals and a surprising traitor still scattering death. Now the daughter must battle for her own life.