"A handsome ex attorney turned Highway Patrol officer. A beautiful woman in her prime. A famous architect. An FBI agent
at the top of his game. The lives of these four people come together in love, deceit, espionage and murder.
The story of a boy named Charles. As a child he would put insects and the like in little cages he built. When his
father came home he would ask, ""Where is the Cager?"" the name stuck.
He followed in his father's footsteps, attended a university, law school, passed the Bar and joined his father's law firm.
He gives up the practice of law to join the California Highway Patrol.
The winds were at gale force and the rain was so hard and constant it was almost impossible to see during one of the
worse storms in northern California. Cager answered a call to investigate a mountain accident. He couldn't believe it.
A boulder had fallen on a car killing the driver instantly.
The passenger, a beautiful woman, is barely alive. The oddity of the accident bothered Cager. When the storm subsides
he returns to the scene, climbs up the cliff and finds evidence of foul play.
The victim, Tobert Tudor, was a world renowed nuclear physicist and biochemist working on top secret synthetic cell-
restructuring as well as a new type of explosive. Homeland Security and the FBI become involved and form a Task
Force to investigate Tudor's death.
Jim Hunt, the FBI agent assigned to the Task Force, uses the vast technical facilities at Quantico to trace backgrounds,
travel and bank account information on Tudor's business associates. During the course of the investigation, things start
to happen. Cager's house, overlooking the ocean, is ransacked and he is being watched by a man in a small boat.
Robert Tudor's wife, Ann, finds her cat crucified on her front door with a note pinned to its body, to give up Tudor's
formulas or she would suffer the consequences.The Task Force which includes Cager determines Tudor's death
was not an accident but murder. All clues point to possibly someone on the inside of law encorcement."