Abe Cushman, the evil genius behind a sixty-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, has taken his own life, taken his secrets to the grave, and Washington’s power elite have a problem. They not only knew about Cushman’s fraud, but they looked the other way-even encouraged Cushman’s cataclysmic collapse, all in furtherance of a secret government agenda known as Operation BAQ. Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall Street advisor at the world’s largest Swiss bank, has an even bigger problem. His girlfriend Lilly has a direct tie to billions of dollars in losses suffered by Cushman’s most dangerous “victims,” a group of powerful investors whose identities and dirty finances are cloaked in secrecy. Patrick and Lilly are suddenly in a run for their lives that leads to the heart of Operation BAQ, and to certain government officials who will stop at nothing to keep their secret agenda from going public.