It’s 1982, the Cold War still rages and a Soviet Union satellite detects an apparent nuclear test on an island owned by the South Africans. Things get worse for the Soviets when their top scientist, Gregori Zamyatin, is captured while he investigates the island. With America and South Africa desperate to learn the Soviet Union’s secrets and the communists anxious to preserve them, Zamyatin becomes a pawn in a desperate political struggle. When David Stratton is recruited by the CIA to kidnap Zamyatin, he soon discovers that he cannot trust anyone and he too is a pawn in a deadly superpower game of intrigue and treachery. With Zamyatin held on Robben Island and Statton being blackmailed by the ANC to rescue Nelson Mandela, events move quickly to their inevitable bloody climax.