In the last days of World War II, Thomas, a teenager is forced into battle against the advancing Red Army. During the onslaught, he loses sight of Melanie, his first love and meets Astrid, a determined survivor, and together they join the vast exodus of refugees fleeing westwards. However, by a cruel twist he is captured by the Russians and disappears behind the Iron Curtain which falls across Europe. 17 years later. Now a graduate from an elite Soviet school, he is recruited by the KGB and sent to London to infiltrate a Soviet Spy ring which is at the centre of suspicion, at the height of the Cold War. While leading a double life, he meets and falls for Yvonne, a young artist who reawakens his suppressed passion for life. Forging a close allegiance with Dennis, his contact, he is moved by the older man\'s growing disillusionment and the deadly threat it poses. As he is hunted by the British Secret Police, he slips further into the world of early 60s London and develops a taste for freedom. But like he had as a youth, Thomas must again try to run"