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Berlin, the Red Army stands poised to unleash its final assault upon the ruined
capital of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich.
To the north,
at a lonely outpost near the Baltic sea, German scientists perfect a guidance
system for the mighty V2 rocket, which has already caused massive damage to the
cities of London and Antwerp. This device, known only by the codename
Diamondstream, will allow the rocket to arrive at its target with pin-point
accuracy. So devastating is the potential of this newly-mastered technology
that Hitler's promise to the German people of a 'miracle weapon' that will turn
the tide of the war might actually come true.
When a radio
message sent to Hitler's Headquarters, heralding the success of Diamondstream,
is intercepted by an English listening station, British Intelligence orders one
of its last agents operating in Berlin to acquire the plans for the device,
Desperate to evacuate their agent from the doomed city before the Red Army
swarms through its streets, British Special Operations turns to the Kremlin for
They ask for
one man in particular - Inspector Pekkala.
acquire the plans for himself, Stalin readily agrees to risk his finest
investigator on what appears to be a suicide mission.
Pekkala learns the reason that the British have singled him out, he knows that
he must make the journey, no matter what the outcome might be. The agent he
must rescue is the woman he had planned to marry, before the Revolution tore
them apart, sending her to Paris as a refugee and Pekkala to a gulag in
for Pekkala, it is personal.