Berlin 1961. Height of the Cold War. Col Mac McDesmond has just arrived in East Germany, taking over United States Liaison Mission, the sole US Army outpost behind the Iron Curtain. An East German cop is chasing a serial killer who has kidnapped a US Army soldier; 5 CIA operatives have gone missing; Mac's Soviet Army counterpart has uncovered a plot by the CIA and Stasi to assassinate Khrushchev and remove JFK from office and on top of all of that Mac has to deal with an alcoholic wife and protect his three sons. Inspired by real events.