Things have finally settled down into a pleasant routine for the Matheson family. Chris's daughters have adjusted to life on the Matheson family farm with their grandmother. Chris is enjoying taking care of his horses and activities with his book club, aka the Geezer Squad. He feels especially blessed to have a second chance with Helen Clarke.
All is going his way, until he has a chance encounter in the city with his late wife--an encounter that ends with a dead international hitman and Chris on the run from a highly skilled team of assassins with orders to "kill everyone."
Teaming up with an ultra secret government agent with a thorny deposition, Chris and his book club have to go off the grid to evade the unidentified forces out to kill him and anyone connected to his wife. Luckily, the members of the Geezer Squad are experts at "old school." they can even teach a phantom a thing or two about old fashioned investigation.
In his most personal cold case, Chris fights for his life to uncover why the state department told him that his wife, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. Where had she been for the last three years? And why would anyone send a death squad halfway across the globe to hunt down a low level state department employee? Not only that, but what is to become of his and Helen's relationship now that it appears his wife is not dead?