It is 1980, and the security of the American Embassy in Bangkok is under threat - from one of its own?
Diplomat Axel Trink's career is tainted with wrongdoings and an obsession with gaining revenge on his boss, Josephine Bateman, who years earlier took advantage of him to jump-start her own Foreign Service career. This obsession takes a deadly turn when Trink gets involved with local terrorists and gangsters. His life and career are already at risk when he falls for a beautiful Thai terrorist and absconds with C-4 explosive and a cache of drugs intended to finance a coup d'état; all in the name of revenge.
Will Axel succeed with his revenge plot and flee to paradise or will his misdeeds come back to haunt him? Bangkok provides the ideal backdrop for the unraveling of a man who has sworn to protect the American flag -- but who instead takes the deadly paths of deceit and wrongdoing.