Twenty years ago, KGB and CIA agents worked together to bring down the Matarese Circle. Now they are back - and the only man with the power to stop them may already have run out of time... CIA officer Cameron Pryce is hot on the trail of the new Matarese alliance. His only chance to terminate its ruthless activities is to follow a trail of blood money and stone-cold killers right to the heart of its deadly conspiracy. Then he gets a lucky break. One of the Matarese victims lives long enough to whisper dying words that will blow the case wide open: the code name for legendary agent Brandon Scofield - the only man to infiltrate the Matarese circle, and survive.