The first of a trilogy that takes up where Hook, Line and Sinker ended. Bernard’s wife Fiona cannot reconcile herself to his affair with the youthful Gloria, who now works alongside them both. Bernard must fly to the grim streets of Magdeburg and the closely guarded sanctum of the secret police and within hours, finds himself in a shoot out with Stasi agents. His best friend Werner is in disgrace and in exile, and Werner’s father-in-law has seized his children. Caught between protocols and two women with his job on the line, the Cold War turns to ice.