A clown kidnaps Virginia coach Ken Calhoun's nine year old twins from his evening basketball practice. His daughter escapes. His son disappears along with other high profile child-athletes throughout the U.S.
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Ten years later Calhoun is chosen to coach the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, captained by his All-American daughter. His Olympic Dream is shattered as he battles his own government and its array of high tech drugs to keep his team clean. Losing is not an option.
When the East Germans demolish the heavily favored Russians in the preliminaries, Calhoun's dream explodes. STATE PLAN DYAD had worked. But had the East Germans gone too far?
Calhoun's attempt to reclaim his son not only propels the Olympics to the edge of collapse, but provokes an East-West gridlock which threatens world peace.