American Intelligence suddenly comes in with a shocking report that the Soviets have launched a new satellite, Voktok-1, a test version of a satellite armed with lasers far superior to anything the US has ever produced.
With lightning speed, US scientists develop a system to override the Russian frequency and gain control over Voktok-1, planning to bring the sucker down over the ocean.
The problem becomes a crisis when Voktok-1 lands in Indonesia, an island that shows every intention of keeping and using its lucky find.
The race is on. Either the KGB nabs the satellite first, or Richard Camellion - the slickest, cruelest saboteur in the business - beats them to it. Or the Indonesians pull a fast one, and surprise everybody...