WHEN NICK DAVIS, A FORTY-SOMETHING SMALL TOWN MACHINIST, SPOTS AN INTRUDER'S SHADOW THROUGH THE MIST OF AN EARLY MORNING STORM, HE IS OBLIVIOUS THAT THE SEEMINGLY RANDOM OCCURRENCE WILL LEAD HIM ON A PATH THAT WILL CHANGE HIS LIFE FOREVER .
After Nick accidentally overhears a conversation between Lou Evans-his boss and the owner of Lou-Paul Machine Shop-and a mysterious person, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in a game of international proportions. When Lou gruffly asks him to take possession of prototype blueprints, Nick has no idea that the blueprints contain a dark secret-a secret with the potential to kill. Combined with unwanted attention from a local police officer as well as a skeletal, dangerous former FBI agent, Nick's normal life is suddenly not that at all, and no one can guarantee his safety-not even the beautiful FBI agent who has been assigned to the case.
Lou may not be who he says he is, and, unfortunately for Nick, his downfall may be that he is the best machinist around and the only one Lou can count on to help him carry out a perilous mission.