On Christmas Eve in snow-covered Santa Fe, New Mexico, tens of thousands of pedestrians stroll through its festively decorated streets.
Among them is Paul Kagan, a spy on the run trying desperately to protect a special package; a baby who just might be the key to a lasting peace in the Middle East.
He is pursued closely by three extremely dangerous men, members of the Russian mafia who he has just betrayed.
Attempting to elude his hunters, Kagan seeks refuge in a quiet house on the outskirts of the town.
Once inside he discovers it is occupied by a woman and her 12-year-old son hiding from other evils and whom he has now put in mortal danger as his hunters manage to track him down.
In the following tense hours, Kagan tries to calm the woman and the boy by telling them the spy's version of the traditional Nativity story as he prepares the house for the onslaught he knows to be coming.
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Myrmidon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2008
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781905802180