Marine Lieutenant Michael Neill is ordered to the
former Soviet Union to verify nuclear disarmament. Before his mission begins, an American reconnaissance plane is attacked by a
Russian fighter, and a Navy pilot is killed. After the incident, Neill’s
mission gets an addition. Willis Avery, the President’s National Security Advisor, wants
Lieutenant Neill to investigate Russian stealth technology. Photographic evidence—and the lack of radar images of the
attacking aircraft—lead the American intelligence community to conclude something new has developed in the skies over Russia.
Avery believes that
Neill’s friendship with a high-ranking officer in the Ukrainian Air Force is
the key to establishing Red Sky at Morning—the existence of new aviation
technology that could upset the balance of power between East and West.
However, ultra-nationalist forces are at work. After arriving in Eastern
Europe, Neill quickly uncovers a conspiracy of terrorism secretly instigated by
the Kremlin. Government leaders in Moscow will stop at nothing to rebuild the
Soviet Union as they try to force the breakaway republics back into the fold.
Neill discovers that the terrorism has extended to the weapons facility he’s
charged with inspecting. Communist agents have gone far beyond their original
orders, and it’s a race against time as the Marine—with the help of a beautiful
Ukrainian journalist—tries to stop them—and come up with a plan to bring down
the corrupt govenment officials in Moscow.