In the not to distant future Russia has built a space station that is totally unique and indescribable. However, prior to the final construction of the space station, American intelligence has gotten word that the space station is actually a battle platform that will totally wipe out the Americans in a nuclear war.
Since the Americans are still in a power struggle with the Russians, they decide to send in two covert spies in order to find a missing data that will show the space station is not what it seems. However, the two Americans are caught and forced into a jail that is located on the space station.
While in prison the Americans find a way to make contacts to the Americans, but the Russians are still publically claiming that the space station is just that....a space station. These two spies must determine the relevance of the space station or have American face politically humiliation by accusing the Soviets of potential nuclear battle platforms in space.
The novel is pretty simple to get through, and the plot can be intriguing at times. But, the novel can also drag at certain parts. Overall, the idea is interesting due to the similarities of the stress during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Overall, the book is average, but has an interesting political situation in it.