Reporter Summer Tolly is pitted against her longtime professional rival Trish Alcort in the ultimate journalistic challenge: to find the world's most hated and wanted fugitive, Osama Bin Laden. While attempting to extract information from appropriate networks, Tolly becomes increasingly frustrated by the incompetence of the government's intelligence agencies. She decides to conduct her own investigation and makes the appalling discovery that Alcort is caught up in an Afghan drug ring with ties to al Qaeda.
Tolly has to decide whether to expose Alcort's illegal activities, how to convince the President that she may have proof of Bin Laden's location, and when to release her story in the national media.
Throughout this gripping tale, Diveley details the intricate balance of the heroin business in Afghanistan, the CIA's attempts to capture Bin Laden, and al Qaeda's ability to fund terrorism with drug money.