At a train station Amanda King runs into Lee Stetson, a man carrying an important package. On the run, he asks a reluctant Amanda to give it to "the man in the red hat" for him. Unable to do so she takes it home to unforeseen consequences.
When an old friend of Lee's loses it in the Bull pen and fires his gun randomly, Lee gets his knee broken trying to save him. He is therefore stuck in a hospital while he's recovering, under the dubious care of a doctor whose archaic experiments got him fired- thanks to Lee.
When Amanda agrees to house-sit for Lee she is kidnapped by Soviet agents mistaking her for the Scarecrow and is held to ransom. Lee throws his career to the winds, springs an enemy spy and becomes a fugitive in order to rescue her.
On Christmas Eve, Amanda is asked to pretend to be the long lost daughter of a turncoat to try and convince him to stay with the US. But the man in question is sought by two trained KGB thugs and they get trapped in the turncoat's cabin.
The terrorists planning to destroy Arlington, Amanda's town, and frame the king of their homeland kidnap her to try and find out what information she knows about their operation. However, Amanda suffers a head injury that wipes her memory of the Agency - and Lee. Now he has to protect her from dangers she doesn't remember and try to get her memory going- or lots of people will die.
Amanda is asked to meet a Hungarian woman- who turns out to look exactly like Francine. Magda Petrak is a defector and Amanda is asked to shelter the surprisingly unpleasant woman in her house while the Agency try to get her to a safe house.
When the third attempt to capture a dangerous Bulgarian spy fails, the secretive Blue Leader covertly assigns Lee to Internal Investigations to check out his colleagues and figure out which one is a traitor.
Amanda inadvertently befriends a kind, elderly lady- who turns out to be a very important Russian Princess who is standing up for freedom and peace. Now, Amanda and Lee must protect her from terrorists while Amanda has to avoid attracting her mother's attention.