New recruit Anika Washington is desperate to prove herself.
A "zero" in the parlance of U.N.I.T., the counterterrorism agency that recruited her, she's training hard to succeed at her first mission and avoid becoming a "dead zero." Or, even worse for her, to avoid being kicked out of the agency. Anika wants--no, needs--a place to belong. Growing up an orphan has left its scar that she was never good enough to be chosen. She will do whatever it takes to make the agency choose her, keep her.
An added incentive is Gianni Brambilla, the gorgeous and enigmatic Level 3 agent who has taken a special interest in Anika. It's "go time" for the two agents as they undertake a dangerous mission at a black-tie gala. Armed with high-tech spy gadgets and quick thinking, the two of them will need to rely on each other to ensure their mission's success, or else.