First shot fired in the Cold War – American atomic scientist disappears

In 1948, CIA investigator Dave Levitan is ordered to find George Kogan, a scientist who knows the recipe for atom bomb triggers. But who is the real George Kogan? Is he an esteemed war hero or a Soviet spy? Will Levitan uncover the truth before it is too late? He follows a trail from Iowa to New York and – unexpectedly – onto a luxury liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

As the USA and USSR duel over the skies of East Germany, as Israel fights for survival and as America is poised to choose a new president, the future of the nuclear world hangs on the outcome of a confrontation between the scientist, the detective and a White House emissary.