The once-friendly Republic of Villacqua and Kingdom of Wilbourne are stumbling toward war. But why? The Agency sends their top operative, Bert Mangum, to head off the war. His mission: Find out who's causing it and stop them. Permanently. Mangum and his alien sidekick Sam ally with Gloria Dent, of Gaston's Bureau of Intelligence and Espionage, to find and stop the war instigator. But can even they succeed against their wily adversary?