Part French, part Lebanese, part American, and a master forger, Nicole Blake has experienced enough danger and excitement to last her several lifetimes. After a six-year stint in a dank prison in Marseille, Nicole has relinquished the world of counterfeiting for an unassuming career as a freelance consultant and a small farm in the French Pyrenees.
But when US intelligence operative John Valsamis shows up at her door, Nicole is reminded that she will always be an ex-con. Valsamis is after Nicole's former lover, Rahim Ali, and soon Nicole finds herself back in Lisbon, tracking down Rahim in their old haunts. Except now Rahim isn't just a document forger - he's a suspected terrorist.