Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive - and deadly. Born in a remote Basque village, she was forced to look on as soldiers brutally killed her parents - and at that moment she vowed death to all authority. Now an accomplished assassin, when the man she loves is killed in a terrorist raid she strikes out in a bold act of vengeance that involves the heads of Israel, England, France, and the United States in one violent act.Desperate to find her, the intelligence community turns to former naval officer Tye Hawthorne, one of the best until the rain-swept night in Amsterdam when his wife fell victim to the games spies play. Now he is retired and sailing charters in the islands, but the unanswered questions he left behind in Amsterdam still haunt him.No one knows the deceptive waters of the Caribbean better than Hawthorne. No one except the lethal Bajaratt herself. And as the key to this chilling conspiracy waits on an uncharted island, a clandestine network of wealthy, powerful men and women - the Scorpios - move behind the scenes in the nation's capital to do Bajaratt's bidding and amass their own power.
©1993 by Robert Ludlum; (P)1993 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.