Lives never really go where we think they will. Bends in the road, turns in the river, stumbling blocks and detours on life’s byways always end up taking us somewhere we had no idea we would be going. Katya began her life’s journey on one side of the earth and Gabe began his on the other. While he battled away in a war zone, Katya battled demons and challenges just as horrible. Only a chance meeting resolved the trials and tribulations brought on by the battles raging about them. The chance meeting would also bring love. But love can’t conquer everything, particularly supposed treason and approaches to espionage and counter-espionage not known in a half-century. This is their love story. It took a while to get there.