A veteran assassin made an attempt on the life of Julia Devane, an old friend of Alexander, one evening after Julia had dinner with Alexander. Shortly afterwards, Alexander sends the team to protect Julia and investigate the attempt. Unknown to Alexander, Julia has plans to launch a hostile bid for Addington Publishing after Alexander refuses to sell. In the process of protecting Julia, she offers Peter the job of Vice President in her company. Alexander finds out that Peter may accept the position from Julia's lawyer, Sam Lever, who is in Paris to deliver the notice of intent to make a hostile takeover of Addington Publishing.