The ice cover in the Arctic is disappearing at an alarming rate and the race is on for strategic dominance in the northern waterway. The Russians leap ahead of the United States by taking advantage of new routes into the area caused by these environmental issues. A Russian Navy Captain, who is disaffected with the Putin regime, notifies the US he has access to the Russian's Arctic plans and wants to defect. CIA Director Ramburt selects and directs retired agent Cole Draper to make it happen. Unfortunately, the Russians discover snippets of information about the possible defection of a person code-named Slow Dancer. The race is on. Can Draper extract Slow Dancer before the Russians capture and kill the traitor?