Kelly's People : The five ace intelligence agents gathered at the secret St. John Institute are the best of the best. The best at tradecraft and weapons handling. The best at analyzing a volatile situation, getting in, getting what they came for, and getting out alive. They are all officially dead. Each has received a life-saving organ transplant, and twice a day, each is given an injection of a mysterious golden serum. They are no longer ordinary human beings. Their minds are linked in a bond that grows stronger day by day. Their leader is now known as Denny Monroe. He doesn't trust anyone associated with the St. John Institute - especially not Charlotte Willson, who oversees the transplant project. Since the five agents are already "dead," Monroe figures they're expendable - and he's going to do whatever is necessary to protect himself and his four colleagues. Half a world away, a Russian general, desperate to escape his country's failing economy and crumbling military, sells five small atomic bombs - suitcase nukes - to an international terrorist. He's paid a staggering sum that allows him to ignore the death and destruction the bombs will inevitably cause. But General Temkov can't quite sleep peacefully at night. His best spy has vanished in the US under suspicious circumstances.