1940: the Nazis are at the height of their power - France is occupied, Britain is under threat of invasion, America is neutral and Russia has an uneasy alliance with Germany.
American Stephen Metcalfe is a well-known man-abouttown in Paris. He's also a minor asset in the US's secret intelligence forces in Europe. Now he must travel to Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover... 1991: the Communist empire is on the verge of oblivion. President Gorbachev is a virtual prisoner, and a coup is being planned by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired Ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him since the fall of Berlin... a secret that might just avert a global cataclysm.