On the surface, David Mitchell and the beautiful Jesse Hayes could not be more different. David is a fast-rising, lavishly compensated young portfolio manager in the nation's most profitable closed-end fund, the ultra-exclusive and expensive Sagamore Investment Management Group. Jesse, both attractive and smart, is an underpaid agent for the IRS. But both are drawn closer together in a web of venomous deception and death that stretches from the frenzy of Wall Street to the darkest corridors of Washington, D.C. David and Jesse are immediately attracted to each other, but as each begins to learn more about the other, pieces of a gigantic puzzle fall into place, revealing blackmail and corruption in the form of billions of dollars hidden in the military sector's top-secret 'black budget', and the huge corporate interests that profit from it. As twist follows twist and suspense mounts, nothing and no-one is quite what we think. The Inner Sanctum is a masterful thriller of corruption and greed at the highest levels of government.