But Sam soon discovers that for all their similarities, the government and their hired contractors have vastly different motives. As he struggles to adjust to a more corporate, profit-driven version of the work that had been his life, he stumbles across an intelligence anomaly - the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upendthe delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation can't have occurred because he is having an affair with one of the alleged participants.As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realises there is more at stake than just bad intel. Someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed rivals that have already fought multiple wars. And Sam's new employer could be at the centre of it.