Spy thriller, coming of age, and bravery are a few terms for this gripping tale.
During the occupation of Germany in Norway, a fourteen-year-old Espen and his friends become embroiled in the Norwegian resistance. Espen starts out delivering illegal papers, the into becoming a courier, and finally a spy. While under the Nazi regime, Espen and his family live in constant fear of arrest and night raids.
Espen gains and loses friends, falls in love and makes a mistake that threatens as he heads out on skis to escape. Over the mountains and eventually to Sweden, he has many experiences that are based on the real life of a Norwegian spy during WWII.