Absolutely shattered by her husband's half-truths and too
frequent absences, Lindsay Mayer felt like chucking it all;
more so after finding the stinker in a New York hotel room
with his lover.
When a distraught Lindsay turns to a childhood friend for
advice, her friend offers her a job with the Justice
Department and a chance at a new life. Lindsay accepts. Why
not! She is in a mean mood; her husband has apparently
abandoned her and she can't even divorce him if she can't
find him. What's to stay for?
Lindsay recreates herself, all part of her new and exciting
life. When she is transferred to London in an exchange
between the US Justice Department and MI5, Lindsay learns
to speak with a very proper English accent and develops a
talent for computer hacking and covert operations. Along
with her new English accent, she has picked up the
sophistication of London, changed her hair color from drab
blonde to a rich auburn, lost considerable weight and wears
contact lenses to disguised her eye color. All in all, her
own mother wouldn't recognize her with the changes she has
made in her appearance.
Five busy and exciting years pass. When valuable IDs are
stolen from a diplomatic pouch at the British Embassy,
Lindsay is sent to Washington to find the thieves and
disable the secret codes encrypted into the security
badges. And then she is to thwart any assassination attempt
on visiting delegates. It's very doubtful she would ever
run into her ex-husband, and even more doubtful he would
have anything to do with the American Justice Department or
the British Embassy, since he's a college professor in
Seattle. So thinks Lindsay . . .