Although Paul Wedekind has found work as a
fisherman along the coast of Rhode Island, he knows his new life is not yet his
own. Years ago, as a patriotic young man in East Germany, he enlisted in its
army, only to be recruited by the terrifying and omnipotent forces of the Stasi.
On a tour of Afghanistan, he and a boyhood friend were taken prisoner and
tortured by the Mujahadin, a nightmare that endlessly haunts him.
Years later, believing his friend dead, Paul is
sent to America as an agent for the KGB, where his life is changed forever by
one woman, a contact named Suleika. Soon, the violent events of the past will
threaten their love, and their lives. On the dangerous waters off the New
England coast, these two exiles must find the strength to satisfy the
impossible demands of men who claim to own them.
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