Dr Jacqueline Silver is an engineer and explosives expert, researching avalanche control in Slovenia, and trying to cope with a messy divorce. When she discovers that Zagrovyl, a multinational chemical company and her ex-employer, is shipping illegal chemicals through Eastern Europe, and that her predecessor disappeared in mysterious circumstances, she becomes determined to investigate. But after being blamed for a suspicious explosion at work, she is suspended for professional incompetence – and framed for murder. Managing to escape custody she sets out to clear her name, but forced into the seedy underbelly of the chemical weapons industry, she soon discovers that the only person she can trust is herself. From the snowy slopes of Slovenia, to the wreckage of Chernobyl, she must fight for her innocence, and to stop Zagrovyl, before it’s too late.