EPISODE 3 OF 8: Five young agents recruited by NBS, an internationally supported secret organization, return home after having failed their first assignment: preventing The Syndicate from stealing smallpox samples to make biological weapons to sell for profit. Agent Felicity Wilson travels home, intent on using her stepfather's association with The Syndicate as a way to infiltrate the corrupt organization. Once there, she unexpectedly discovers a photo of her birth father a man she's never met only to recognize the person standing next to him in the photo as her NBS recruiter, Agent Sullivan. Will uncovering Agent Sullivan's past give Felicity answers about her family she's been looking for? Meanwhile, Cape Town detective and fellow NBS Agent Nicholas Clark is determined to stop transport tycoon Rolf Voigt from getting away with cocaine smuggling. In his efforts to thwart the drug kingpin, Nick learns The Syndicate is looking to start smuggling something more costly than drugs. Now Nick and Agent Paul Leclerc must find that something. -- ABOUT THE SERIES: NBS agents are trained for one purpose: bringing down The Syndicate, an international crime organization aimed at profiteering by keeping countries at war with one another. When an NBS agent is murdered shortly before her first assignment, five new recruits quickly realize the agency they're working for may not be as trustworthy as it seems, forcing them to make a pact in order to survive. Can the new agents stay alive long enough to uncover the truth behind their fellow recruit's death? Or is finding answers hidden deep within both organizations tempting enough to make one of them break the pact? -- For fans of Robert Ludlum, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, John le Carré, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, Daniel Silva, THE UNLIKELY SPY and HOMELAND. -- Christian Liberty Marshall is an Austrian-based writer, and musician with degrees from Vanderbilt University, and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. When not performing as a violist, he can be found teaching at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, writing educational material for children, or translating German literature. His first serial novel, The Pact, is available in summer 2015.