On the run, he is tailed back to his own country by Russian agents.
Attempting to keep the secret from getting into the wrong hands, he takes to the road from Christchurch, where he encounters New Zealand-born Natalie Voitenko. But is she friend or foe? She too has had dealings with the Russian secret police.
Together they criss-cross the South Island. But it’s only a matter of time until pursuer catches up with pursued.