Known only to a few is the highly experimental American surveillance aircraft, the Blackbird. In order to protect the country, despite the uncertainty of the Blackbird's capabilities and the dangerous location of its destination, the American Security Council commits U.S. spy pilot Paul Hammond to fly the Blackbird and crack Russia's Iron Curtain.
But the Soviets have a secret defense, one they're willing to use even if it means a nuclear clash with the Unites States. It's up to Hammond to penetrate their defenses and save the world from nuclear holocaust.
Caught in between is Rachel Cummins a Washington insider who is actually Oksana Pavlodar-a Russian spy.