The balance of power begins to shift when an American presidential candidate makes a secret compact with the Russian president to share intelligence and resources to combat global terrorism. The act unleashes a program of covert operations allowing government agents to pick and choose who is a terrorist. The murder of an American professor sparks a local investigation drawing a street-wise city detective into the shadowy world of Russian and American espionage. Through a Russian master spy, he learns about deceit and ideals but the spy has little time for the police. He needs to stop the expanding carnage created by the naive but deadly ideals of one political leader.