Heflin is an ex-CIA agent who was dismissed for helping a fellow agent defect to East Berlin. He inadvertently gets mixed up in another defection, this time of a top Soviet agent, Braun, to the US He is then framed by the Russians for the murder of a nightclub hostess for his part in the
defection. He learns that Braun is in hiding but won't come forward without a guarantee of safety. Braun comes out, but the Russians kidnap Heflin's friend, Weis, and threaten to torture her unless Braun is returned. Nearing the end of his career, Heflin had to go outside the US to find work,
usually in rather dull efforts such as this one.