Joshua Bennett has just been nominated by the president to be the new director of the CIA.
He's the ideal candidate, and everyone agrees his confirmation hearing should be a mere formality.
But this is Washington.... Unfortunately for Bennett, someone's political agenda hinges on his confirmation being vetoed.
In need of good covert help he can trust, Bennett turns to a little known but highly efficient cadre of former CIA spies living in semi-retirement. This odd team of sixty-plus-year-old spooks, boasting a combined array of exceptional if eccentric and largely illegal talents, embarks upon a wildly unorthodox Washington power struggle.