Katarina "Kate" Hollister is a second-generation Foreign Service officer recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan. She's not there by chance. Kate is a Foreign Service brat who attended high school in the region; her uncle is the U.S. ambassador to the country, and he needs someone with her unique background for a top secret mission.
U.S. authorities are in the midst of negotiations with the autocratic Kyrgyz "President for Life" on a scheme that could significantly impact American influence in Central Asia. The talks are controversial, given Kyrgyzstan's poor human rights record, but Kate's uncle might have a way to balance the scales. An underground democracy movement has become a thorn in the Kyrgyz president's side, and their acts of sedition are becoming bolder by the day. It's a movement the U.S. may be able to help - secretly, of course, in the interest of spreading democracy without compromising national security priorities - and to that end Kate is tasked to infiltrate this group and identify its key figures, plans, and, most important, its charismatic leader. It's a mission only Kate could accomplish, because she has an in: key leaders of the movement were high school classmates of hers.
But when it comes to diplomacy - a world of competing values, titanic egos, and backroom deals - nothing is quite as it seems, and soon Kate faces a choice: to follow her orders or to sacrifice her career, her reputation, and possibly her life for what she knows is right. Filled with insider detail and taut action, Enemy of the Good showcases international suspense at its finest.