Someone has murdered the Commissioner of the SEC and left a chess piece in the victim's wound-- the calling card of a serial killer known as the Chessman, who stalked the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. some years earlier. It's the work of a copycat killer... and the real Chessman is not pleased that someone has stolen his M.O. Ex-FBI agent Drew Cady finds himself being sucked back into the very case that almost took his life. "Hidden forces are willing to kill any and all who stand in the way of untold billions. To toss the authorities off track, they borrow the modus operandi of a brutal serial killer, The Chessman, who stalked the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. some years earlier. The ruse is working brilliantly except for one minor detail: the real Chessman is not pleased, not one iota, that someone has stolen his M.O."--Provided by publisher.