Stephanie Patrick operates under a number of names; Petra Reuter, known as a gun for hire, is probably the most frequent. She used to work for the government. Now she works for herself. Robert Newman is an international troubleshooter. But twenty years at the top still have not purged the ghosts of the past.
Narrowly surviving a terrorist attack in Paris, Stephanie finds herself pursued ruthlessly by a faceless enemy, her identity stolen from her.
To give herself a slim possibility of escape, she seizes a hostage: Robert Newman. But is their encounter really just chance? Hunted from Paris to Vienna, Stephanie and Newman are forced together to survive. Yet the more she learns, the closer Newman seems to the heart of the conspiracy. Stephanie becomes sure of only one thing: that the answers will lie with the person she knows as The Third Woman.