Heinrich Schloss has achieved a measure of peace and prosperity in the Third Reich. He hopes to continue that state of affairs so that he can deal with other issues left over from the evil men who preceded him. The relationship between Germany and the United States approaches something like friendship while the British have not decided where they stand.
The sullen beat of war drums from the East breaks opens a time of uncertainty for Schloss and his government. They must determine when and if Stalin will invade, and they must also determine how to defend against the onslaught.
This fourth book of the Parallel Nazi saga continues the story of a man pulled from a different time and universe to confront the evil that sat astride Berlin.