To recap the story to this point, Ed Diamond, one of America’s best-known reporters, receives an urgent call to come to Israel from an old friend, Dov Ben-David, former deputy director of Israel's Mossad. Dov has alarming news, he says, concerning the U.S. and Israel.
Diamond flies to Israel, but before they can meet, Ed’s friend is blown apart by a car bomb.
The next day, Ed mingles with hundreds of prominent Israelis attending Dov’s funeral at the kibbutz of Ein Gedi, by the Dead Sea. He is stunned when Dov’s widow, Esther, accuses Ed of being responsible for her husband’s murder. To find out what’s behind that accusation, after the funeral Ed joins other mourners at Esther’s home.