It is a fact not generally known that in 1940 the prime minister secretly arranged for Britain's entire gold reserves to be transported through U-boat-infested waters to America, in five ships. Travis works as a banker: he is also a Nazi spy. To uncover details of the shipment he sets out to attract the attentions of Claire, a bank official. When his relationship with the vulnerable Claire becomes more complicated he ends up on the run with knowledge that could win the war for Germany. Can Travis alert Berlin in time to sink the treasure ships? And can Claire find the strength to kill the man she has grown to love? In this taut thriller, Alexander Lindsay combines fact and fiction to devastating effect.