It's Russia, 1992, about two years into the life of the new democratic society. The old style police state is gone, replaced by a new, home-grown form of uncontrolled capitalism. The strong can still crush the weak underfoot, but the strong are the rich instead of the State. Will Torrey is an American steelworker and an officer of his striking labor union. He has come to Russia to confront Richard Miller, the real owner of the steel mill in Ravensridge, West Virginia. Pursuing Miller, Will has accidentally killed a Russian security guard, and so now languishes in a Moscow prison. Miller can make Will's nightmare of incarceration go away, but at what cost? This story is inspired by real events.