To summarize the plot Leilac is in truth a corporate raider who travels around the E.U. having sex with a number of beautiful women, eating, drinking, and driving fancy expensive cars while delivering secret messages, compromising photos and other documents. Leilac Leamas is the primary character and the narrator of the story. Leilac seems like he is just out for himself to eat the best food available, drive the fastest most expensive cars around and he seems to act like an arrogant jerk who expects every beautiful woman in the world to fall at his feet and have sex with him anywhere anytime. So he meets Mariangela in the beautiful and romantic Lago di Como and… will something change?