Howard is asked by the U.S. to assess the quality of a monk headed interim regime in which the former ruler and a friend of Howard's has disappeared on charges of treasury theft which charge Howard believes is a lie of a corrupt military.
Dillon investigates a company in which the research of his friend, a scientist of besmirched reputation , is being stolen and in which the company principals are less than committed to the company's success.
At Forrest University's 25-year reunion, Glenn Howard encounters the beautiful, troubled Edwina Booker who claims Howard jilted her at the senior prom. After a late-night tryst she vanishes, leaving Howard to ponder her background. He soon learns from local authorities that Edwina Booker has been dead for 25 years!