A riotous tale of Blue's childhood as the son of a gentleman spy named Skipper. When the Company and his wife give him trouble, Skipper packs his kids and the dog into a car and disappears. He's 62, the kids aren't even teenagers, and the family is leaving from Beirut, Lebanon in 1970. This story is about families and the lies that keep them together and the truths that break them apart. Skipper navigates a kidnapping and a search by the CIA to end up in Spain's Costa del Sol, surrounded by gangsters and drunks. He sets in motion a way of being that will keep Blue forever looking for exits. Escape is always possible, teaches Skipper, as long as you don't get too stuck wherever you are.