The challenge of death through the gift of life. Death, the active force, the arena, Life itself.

The Slavs call it the "Perfect Plan."
In the arena of the war torn Balkans, in the last days of the Croatian campaign, a young and willful girl, Mathilde, and De Petris, a jaded U. N. Colonel who had long suppressed any inclination for love, are forced to spend a night together by the exigencies of a military plan.

But governed as well by another, more intangible "Plan" - like the gods of the ancient Slavic ballads - they are thrust into the realm of the unpredictable by a love that is but cannot be. Their passage leaves chaos in its mortal wake, while it lights a new and everlasting star in the firmament of scattered hopes.

A Plan so sweet, so cruel, so... perfect.