Duty, honor, country were not what Nathan Bulloch was all about. To the son of a poor California orange grower, a surprise nomination to West Point was a ticket out to the bright lights of big cities. After graduation he set his sights on becoming a military attaché when most of his peers sought after combat commands. Bulloch definitely wanted to see the world but saw little reason in getting killed doing so. Never intending to be a hero, Bulloch is assigned to the U.S. embassy in Prague just as circumstances demand otherwise.