From the high peaks of the Nepal Himalayas Western signals intelligence equipment spies deep into Tibet, probing the Chinese ballistic missile testing program and monitoring its rapid military build-up. Now key equipment has been destroyed and there seems to be a Swiss financial connection. A fully deniable ‘black operation’ is launched, and the British deploy their ace in the hole – an MI6-controlled hedge fund called Pelagic Holdings. Fred Morton-Harvey and Anthony Barrington are tasked to investigate. On the surface they are respectable financiers, in reality both are skilled intelligence operatives. Fred Morton-Harvey is just back from a mission in Hong Kong that went wrong; could there be a connection?