David Wilkinson is an operative with a US intelligence agency who, under the name of William Robinson, is sent to the South American country of Cortesia on a routine information-gathering mission. While there, he develops a relationship with a Latin beauty named Elena de la Madrid. As time goes on, Bill learns that Elena, now his lover, is involved in a liberal group that seeks to change the government of Cortesia, which has been a staunch ally of the United States. In part because of his intelligence gathering, Washington becomes alarmed at what is transpiring in that country. The ensuing events place Dave in grave conflict between his job and loyalty to his country and his ever deepening love and admiration for Elena.