A beautiful Russian woman double agent narrowly escapes certain death on a Russian waterfront. She subsequently uses her Olympic high bar experience to vault past two assassination attempts. But despite these narrow escapes, Anastasia has no idea who has betrayed her and intends her harm. Are her enemies Russian, Kazakh, Chechen – or the CIA? And she is completely unaware of how these perfidies are related to missing Kazakhstani nuclear warheads — weapons that will soon be threating the safety of tens of millions of innocent people.
Does Anastasia need the assistance of the American submarine captain who retrieved her under fire from Vladivostok? Will her pride even permit him to help? Will they together be able to thwart the international thieves? Will love, death or the mushroom of a nuclear explosion bloom on the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan?