Winston Churchill, the cigar-puffing icon of the British fighting spirit, embarks on a post-WWII crusade to lift the veil of secrecy that hangs over Stalin's Soviet Union. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri sets the diplomatic stage upon which the world's political players grapple for supremacy as Churchill delivers his fated Iron Curtain speech on March 5th 1946. While the Soviet sphere of influence creeping across Europe is to be exposed, Stalin's NKVD recruits Frank Mueller, a zealous Nazi and former member of the German American Bund to assassinate Winston Churchill. During his mission, Mueller begins a dangerous affair with a woman he doesn't realize is his natural enemy. Only Churchill's loyal bodyguard, W. H. Thompson, senses trouble but will he react in time to save Churchill's life? In this gripping thriller co-authored by acclaimed author Warren Adler and Pulitzer Prize nominated Churchill historian James C. Humes, battles are fought not on the beaches, but behind closed doors in the shadows of espionage.