Stephen Connor's exciting Cold War career in the CIA continues, this time during the height of the Soviet-Afghan War. While in Pakistan he encounters his first true love with a beautiful red-haired CIA officer. There Stephen also discovers that he has acquired a mortal enemy within the Agency who is obsessed with destroying both him and his new love. He travels to Afghanistan on an incredibly dangerous mission and finds himself in a desperate battle for survival against the Soviet military forces there. Will he finally experience enduring love, or will Stephen's enemies destroy them both?