In 1999, David Knight is sent to Moscow by the CIA to gather information that could help the U.S. decide how much aid to extend to Russia. He accidentally learns that Russia’s newly-elected president, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, is investing heavily in developing new cyberweapons to invade the U.S. and other countries, like Ukraine—as we would learn in 2022.
This discovery drives the new and young CIA consultant and professor mad. He feels a sudden surge of patriotism, which motivates him to take unfamiliar risks and convince his handler to respond to Putin’s planned aggression.
This experience helps the Anglo David Knight redeem himself from past failures and develop a loving relationship with Toni Chavez—a newly-minted Latina professor of political science.