In this novel, Charles McCarry returns to the world of his legendary character Paul Christopher, the savvy intelligence agent as skilled at choosing a fine wine as he is at tradecraft, at once sophisticated and dangerous, and no stranger to the world of dirty tricks. Now Paul Christopher has mysteriously disappeared. Months pass, and a memorial service is held for him in Washington. But a group of his retired colleagues -- the "Old Boys" from the Outfit -- refuse to believe Christopher is dead. Led by Christopher's cousin, Horace, the Old Boys embark on a thrilling worldwide search for the master spy and for an ancient scroll that may reveal an unspeakably dangerous truth.