In the world of espionage, there’s never a break in the action. Spy games are an endless cycle of action, played without pause. Time-outs are never allowed. Today’s operations were planned months ago. In The Dance, the present operation is underway outside the window. Inside, a case officer is absorbed with battles yet to be fought, balancing his orders from headquarters with a hundred concerns he has. He’s trying to find the right solution but complicating his task is a distraction—an alluring, teasing woman standing far too close for comfort. Like a juggler, he is keeping track of current operations, planning his next move, and resisting the charisma she projects.