Phillip Givens is one of the few who possess the unique psychological skills to take human life without remorse. During the height of the Vietnam War, Givens is assigned to a Marine recon unit where he and a few elite others are provided chance after chance to practice their deadly art. After three consecutive tours of combat, Sgt. Givens has lived by the recon motto-Swift, Silent, Deadly-but unfortunately as a civilian now must live with the label of assassin. When a mysterious man summons Givens to a centuries-old estate in Switzerland, he presents him with a proposition that will change his life forever. As a mental game of international intrigue evolves from their ominous encounter, Givens contemplates the deadly undertaking he has been asked to perform. When Givens is pitted against others in a continuously changing world of global corporate power, he soon discovers that family bonds, friendships, and relationships-of-the-heart are not as they seem. As lines of loyality are drawn and crossed, there is no question that Givens is a cold-blooded killer who has become a pawn in a complex game of corporate psychological chess.