From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a brand-new series about the Cold Warand a different breed of warrior.In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronleys job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an assetthough, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like thats exactly what might happen. Hes got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronleys managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history.There are enemies everywhereand, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.