"As the Russian-built Lada sedan sped towards Havana, the man known as Lince felt a sudden chill running down his spine. Could it be possible that the same people he sought help from had double-crossed him? The likelihood that someone at the US State Department had cozied up to the Cubans and leaked his intentions to defect suddenly became a daunting reality. He braced himself for the worst." November 1977. Cuba has assembled a powerful skydiving team to compete at the Pan American Parachute Games in Mexico. Their trainer, a seasoned coach from the Soviet Union, believes the Cubans can defeat the US Army Team. Excitement in top government circles grows as the date of the event nears. It will be the first time ever for Cuba to score a victory against the US military in a competitive arena. Just days before the team's departure, a crisis erupts. The Cuban intelligence services discover that one of the competitors intends to defect while in Mexico. The skydiver's call sign is Lince, the Spanish word for Lynx.