A small aircraft falls straight out of the sky into an island park in the heart of Washington dc. But no-one seems to have noticed. Well, almost no-one - At the capital's paper, the staff are in a frenzy. Adam the editor wonders who to promote and suffers a declaration of love from one of the contenders. Mitch is paralysed by a rival's scoop. And Vera the cub reporter is on the hunt for a lead that might just make her name as a newshound. Elsewhere, Will queasily watches videos of a beheading from Falluja while lamenting the loss of his best double-agent, eliminated by the Iranian authorities whose nuclear intentions he was reporting. But that agent, Hoseyn, might yet provide the missing pieces that will permit the jigsaw to be completed...In this compelling work of political imagination and reality, Lorraine Adams makes vivid the intimate acts that lie at the hidden heart of world events.