A virus destroys the communication network of the Canadian diplomatic service. Implicated in the investigation are Carson Pryce, a reclusive, moody intelligence analyst, and Rachel Dunn, a brilliant diplomat with a glowing humanitarian track record. Carson for years has been secretly obsessed with Rachel and abuses his privileged access to intelligence information to keep track of Rachel and people around her. He knows things about Rachel which she doesn’t herself. The investigation into the virus deepens and Carson initiates a cover-up to prevent damage to Rachel’s reputation. As events begin to spiral out of control, both are suddenly forced to go into hiding. After separate, roundabout journeys they end up in an isolated villa in Costa Rica. The plot in Borderless Deceit skips easily from Ottawa to Vienna, from Berlin to Alexandria and from Transylvania to Kenya. The action takes place in a world where privacy has disappeared, where hackers circle each other in cyberspace, and where a mouse click can orchestrate deceit in faraway places. Is there space in this for a rekindling of humanity’s enduring values?