Recruiting spies to betray their country is always dangerous and uncertain. Approaching a high-profile target without time to research and plan—that’s foolhardy. Done properly, recruiting is a painstaking process which can consume months or years. But occasionally there’s no time to prepare because the target is only in your country briefly. In Cold Contact, great risk has been undertaken. The case officer has brazenly walked up and knocked on the door, hoping for the best. But he’ll be wondering…who else is in the area? Is this a “dangle”? Is enemy security nearby? The men at the door hope not, but soon they’ll know for sure.