November, 1989: London—Amsterdam—Berlin.
A perfect Stasi marriage is rocked by receipt of a shocking heir loom; a haul of Nazi looted masterpieces. All key to Operation Metatron, the sordid brainchild of Kremlin hardliner, General Usov.
The works are to be exchanged in Amsterdam for a narcotic shipment, via art magnate and Soviet sleeper, Chester Perpetual. Objective: an orgy of civil unrest in East Berlin.
London receives intel on the plot from the other-worldly agent, Oniwaban, with only a strange request for the handover of an antique Japanese artefact as recompense…
The BARBELL cell of Breakspear (St John Bradley) and Kestrel (Jamie Wallace) are deployed on their thirteenth mission: Amsterdam, to infiltrate Perpetual’s GDR-bound vice-line and make the trade with ONIBAWAN in East Berlin. What could go wrong?
Beyond the Wall lie the answers: switched sides, sworn vengeance and a betrayal with unthinkable roots.
Spy games cost, will loyalty pay?