An American tourist in Russia calls on an old friend, a Soviet space engineer. They had been at the same university in the United States, but the Russian was blackmailed into returning home. With the backing of the American embassy, the tourist offers the engineer a chance to escape again in a drama wrapped in suspense, contretemps, hair trigger intrigues and discoveries. It's a frightening escapade in a police state, where every act or thought is soon detected.
"A fascinating melodrama. " - New York Journal American