Munitions worker Julius Klaber must escape from the ruined city of Berlin before he is caught by the enemy. There can be no worse fate than becoming their prisoner – or so he believes. But he is destined to be captured, not by the Soviets but by a woman – a beautiful raven-haired Countess whose family castle boasts a superbly equipped dungeon.
As Julius hangs, chained to the wall, the Countess makes him a proposition. She can release him to face certain capture, or he can remain in the castle as her servant and earn his keep. Even as he agrees to stay, he wonders what cruel future awaits him at the hands of the countess of discipline . . .