Triple I Corporation, an industrial espionage firm, has tasked their rising star investigator, Claudia Morgan, with acquiring Latvian-born Russian microbiologist Sergei Trasker’s research. Hounded by his former employer, Becker Pharmaceutical; Russian agents; and his Russian mentor, Constantine Potemkin, Trasker has taken refuge in his remote Westchester County estate in order to continue work on his gel.
When she finally gains access to the estate and the scientist, Claudia Morgan finds that he is regularly resisting armed assaults and dealing with the abduction of his brother, Boris, to be used as a pawn in bargaining for the discovery. Experiencing a change of heart, Claudia longs to join forces with the scientist, but he is not sure of her allegiance.
A new problem surfaces. Sergei, Claudia, and Boris have been exposed to the latest generation of the gel, which has produced unexpected consequences. The playing field takes on a new dimension: the gel has become a hurdle as well as a solution to their problems.