Unusual past dating experiences constantly haunt and interchange with the inner web of convoluted intrigue and personal conflicts of the now. Mark Zuskind, a retired historian, meets up with the beautiful Helena, a professor from Russia, after being manipulated by an invitation to attend an international conference in Budapest. Targeted by the Vatican for his alleged blasphemous writings and lectures, Mark now finds himself at the center of a complex plot. An organization for women’s empowerment takes up Mark’s predicament to fight for academic freedom and equality for women in the Church. At every stage the present clashes with the past evoking Mark’s denouement of dating trysts.