When waitress Karen Alling borrowed an expensive camera from the restaurant's Lost and Found, her world suddenly went haywire. Within twenty-four hours she was mugged and shot at—and that was just the beginning. After Karen took refuge in fellow camera buff Matt Reiner's apartment, Matt and Karen turned sleuth, little knowing where their amateur investigation would lead.

The NYPD knew. The FBI knew. And when Matt and Karen stumbled onto the truth, they realized they were on their own, facing a shadowy group whose ambition was international in scope and whose only opposition was a waitress who stubbornly refused to die.