He will take the only chance he has to escape.
Stationed in the Soviet Union, U.S. spy Jeff West (Edward Albert) is betrayed by the C.I.A. and, after a fixed trial, sentenced to certain death at a dreaded gulag for political prisoners. He assumes the name of a dead petty thief to reroute himself to a minimum security camp, where he plans his escape over the icy tundra. The suspicious camp commander, Kolya, plots to expose West. Locked in a final confrontation, West and Kolya face off over thirty-nine miles of ice as the brutal game climaxes in a final run to freedom.