"Will you help me to defect?"
It's the desperate question from Russian ice dancer, Mikhail Kozlof, to his American counterpart, Kerry Niles. This single question ignites a treacherous cross-country trip, political intrigue - and an attraction that neither can deny.
After a night of passion in a picture postcard winter resort, lust turns to love - and a return to reality. The American government is closing in and soon, Mikhail will be whisked away from Kerry.
Once sequestered in a safe house outside Washington DC, Mikhail is faced with an impossible situation - he must deny his love for Kerry to protect her from harm.