Abe Cushman, the evil genius behind a sixty-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, has taken his own life, taken his secrets to the grave, and Washington's power elite have a problem. They not only knew about Cushman's fraud, but they looked the other way-even encouraged Cushman's cataclysmic collapse, all in furtherance of a secret government agenda known as Operation BAQ.
Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall Street advisor at the world's largest Swiss bank, has an even bigger problem. His girlfriend Lilly has a direct tie to billions of dollars in losses suffered by Cushman's most dangerous "victims," a group of powerful investors whose identities and dirty finances are cloaked in secrecy. Patrick and Lilly are suddenly in a run for their lives that leads to the heart of Operation BAQ, and to certain government officials who will stop at nothing to keep their secret agenda from going public. They are determined to uncover the truth about Operation BAQ-and determined not to become collateral damage in a "financial war" where casualties are no longer measured in dollars and cents.