Dominic Caruso, nephew to president Jack Ryan and operative for top secret intelligence agency The Campus, is working in India when a terrorist hit takes out his trainer.
Caruso only just survives - barely intact.
Back in Washington, they discover a mole has been leaking US secrets. Soon he is on the tail of Ethan Ross - a man who thinks he's too smart to ever get caught.
But Ross has many more secrets on a micro-drive and when he decides to run, it's not just Caruso and the FBI on his trail.
The Russians and a few angry terrorist groups will do anything to get to Ross - and the vital information he carries.
So it's up to Caruso to get to Ross first...