The old city of Jerusalem is under seige in February 1948. Food, fuel, and weapons are scarce. The U.S. arms embargo against the Jews is still in effect--although the British openly sell weapons to the Arabs. David Meyer is given a dangerous assignment--to hire pilots and buy planes that could fly to Palestine the instant statehood is declared. It could cost him his U.S. citizenship, and Ellie, his bride, would be in harm's way. David had signed up for the war, but not to carry the weight of a nation. Especially when betrayal swirls in the air.