Two CIA field operators obtain a bill of lading from an arms supplier in Moscow. Tracing the origin and destination of the weapons, there is reason to believe a massive arms shipment has come into the U.S. through the Port of Long Beach.
While their investigation proceeds, the CIA operatives are arrested in Russia and put on trial for stealing state secrets and murder. Michael Gresham appears in Moscow to defend them, but the trial turns into a kangaroo court of Russian justice. Corruption and undercover deceit threaten to put the Americans in front of a Russian firing squad.