Budapest, 1956. In the darkest year of Hungary's modern history, a national uprising against Soviet occupiers and their reign of terrorist underway. Eleven-year-old Évike and her firebrand mother steal deep into battle zones in support of civilian freedom fighters, armed only with primitive weapons and desperate courage against the heavy artillery of trained Russian troops.
A documentary on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) is underway, and Pucci is stepping in for a sister WASP who has been hospitalized after her plane was sabotaged. When a big-name director dies, possibly murdered by Nazi operatives, military intelligence asks Pucci to learn what she can from the inside. She has her suspicions about the so-called housekeeper of Bela Lugosi, a rising starlet with a history with the Hungarian resistance, but Pucci doesn't trust the girl.